Women in world war 2 By Amy Harrington and Jade Braham.
In the world war 2, women took over many jobs that the men would usually do such as: Air- raid wardens Plumbers Mechanics Farmers Engineers Tank Drivers Making Bombs In Factories Ambulance Drivers Nurses Building Ships WRVS volunteers Wages were only 25p a week. At the end of the war, the women lost all their jobs. Jobs of the women during war
Young mothers with young children were evacuated from the cities considered to be in danger. In all, 3.5 million children were evacuated though many went with a teacher. As young children were normally taught by females, many of those who went with the children were women. The role women played in evacuation
Women in the land army As in World War One, women were called on to help on the land and the Women’s Land Army (WLA) was re-formed in July 1939. In August 1940, only 7,000 women had joined. The government tried to make out that the work of the WLA was glamorous and adverts showed it as this. However, the work was hard and young women usually worked in isolated communities. Many lived in years old farm workers cottages without running water, electricity or gas. Winter, in particular, could be hard especially as the women had to break up the soil by hand ready for sowing.
The women's voluntary service During the Blitz on London women in voluntary organisations did a very important job. The Women’s Voluntary Service provided fire fighters with tea and refreshments when the clear-up took place after a bombing raid. When the WVS were not on call, they knitted socks, balaclavas etc. for service men.