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WOMEN DURING WORLD WAR I

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Alexander Kunzmann

on 1 October 2012

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Alexander Kunzmann & Nicolas Pohler WOMEN DURING WORLD WAR I Women took over job that were previously been done by men Women's New Job Opportunities Unionism and Pay WORKING CONDITIONS FOR WOMEN Munition Factories Farm Work DID WWI IMPROVE WOMENS LIVES? - Political - Economical - Social - Police force - Mail women - Farming (land army) - Munition factories - Running their husbands business - Public transport Later during the War - Cooks - Clerks - Telephonists - Electricians - Instructors - Code Experts - Dangerous and Hard Work - - Highly paid - Attracting women Canary Girls - Poor Working conditions - 12 Hour shifts 30 shilling a week - Unhealthy and dangerous - women's wages were half of what the men were being paid. 1.Bourke, Professor Joanna. "BBC - History - British History in depth: Women on the Home Front in World War One." BBC - Homepage. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2012. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britai Sources: - Not made for the women's body - Too long shifts - Unhealthy conditions Women's land army "Women At Home." Women In World War 1. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2012. <http://women-in-war2.tripod.com/id10.html>. - When there were many men at war, women had to do the farming - Helped provide food as u-boots destroyed merchant ships bringing food supplies for Britain - Farming: Threshing, ploughing, tractor driving, reclaiming land, drainage etc. - 1 Pound 12 Pence was the income per week - Maximum working 50 hours a week 1943, and Britain. "The Women's Land Army." History Learning Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2012. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/womens_land_army.htm>. - 1,600,000 joined the workforce between 1914 and 1918 Facts and Figures - 950,000 women were employed in the jobs listed on the other slide, in compared to 700,000 in Germany - 1918 around 1,000,000 women were members of female trade unions, their wages did not significantly grow
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