the Role of women during the second world war

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  • The Role of women during WW2
    • April 1941 - women forced to work for the Ministry of Labour.
    • 1943 - 17 million women were either in the forces or in essential war work.
    • 450,000 women in the Women's Royal Navy Service.
    • Women worked as mechanics, pilots & gunners on aircraft guns.
    • Women repaired ships.
    • Women worked in aircraft factories & in munitions factories.
    • June 1939 - Woman's land army
      • By 1944 it had 80,000 members.
    • Women worked in civilian medical centres, mobile canteens & rest centres.

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