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Women In World War I

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jamie baston

on 22 April 2010

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Women In World War I At first british authorities tried to keep women away from the battle fields, but they ignored the goverment and kep on coming. This role of women would change all of the traditionl views of women being helples, and unable to do the work of their male counterparts. These changing times created a reality that many were not able to deal with. In the 19th century women were excepted to marry and have childern, they were seen as the less important sex, the ones who are not ment to have the same intelligence of any man. Women were to stay in the hosue and cook and clean for their husbands, they were not men. Untill, World War 1, that was when everything changed with men having to go and enlist in the forces jobs were being opened and factories were desprate for workers, which left the window open for women, and for them to prove themselves. World War I played a significant role in developing women's political rights. Women docters and nurses operate at world war I hospital Immobilized soldiers lie in the sun recuperating from their wounds, while four nurses in long white dresses carry an injured man toward the operating theatre.The scottish women's Hospitals service established their field hospital in the dilapidated Abbaye de Royaumont, close to the front lines, and managed to get even the fountian running still today when women are employed as professional soilders by a number of state armed forces, we tend to believe that war is man's exclusive business. this is plainly untrue, adn has always been so, since war can't be reduced just to combat and, anyway, combat is no longer the sole province of man Another thing that women did besides helping themselves with their status with people and their jobs was helping recurit young men into the army such as Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter, Christabel Pankhurst by being speakers. As men left jobs to fight overseas,they were replaced by women. women filled many jobs brought into existence by war time needs. as a result the number of women employed increased from 3,224,600 in july, 1914 to 4,814,600 in january, 1918. nearly 200,000 women were employed in goverment departments. half a million became clerical workers in private offices. women worked as conducters on trams and buses. a quater of a million worked on land. the greatest increase of women workers was in engineering. over 700,000 of these women worked in the highly dangerous munitions industry. industries that had previously excluded women had now welcomed them. there was a particular demand for women to heavy work such as unloading coal, stoking furnaces, and building ships. On August 4th, 1914 Britian declared on Germany
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