How did women help the war effort?

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  • How did women help the war effort?
    • Recruitment
      • Women were recruited as nurses into teh Voluntary Aid Detachments
    • DORA
      • Many women munitionettes worked in the governments munition factories
    • Reduced workforce
      • Women took on traditional men's jobs
      • They became firemen, coalmen and bus conductors
    • Rationing
      • The main burden fell on mothers
      • The Army helped with agricultural production
    • After the war men took back their jobs and most women returned to their family
    • Social
      • Women became more liberated
      • Short skirts and short hair became fashionable
      • Many women smoked in public
  • Political
    • Women over 30 years old got the vote in 1918
    • Women over 21 got the vote in 1928
    • Women were allowed to stand for elections
    • How did women help the war effort?
      • Recruitment
        • Women were recruited as nurses into teh Voluntary Aid Detachments
      • DORA
        • Many women munitionettes worked in the governments munition factories
      • Reduced workforce
        • Women took on traditional men's jobs
        • They became firemen, coalmen and bus conductors
      • Rationing
        • The main burden fell on mothers
        • The Army helped with agricultural production
      • After the war men took back their jobs and most women returned to their family
      • Social
        • Women became more liberated
        • Short skirts and short hair became fashionable
        • Many women smoked in public

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