women in ww2

experiences of women during war

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During WWII

When World War II started, the men had to leave for the military. The women had to
take care of their families themselves. Some women took night jobs to be able to raise
their families. The average woman slept up to five or six hours a day. For…

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The Auxiliary Territorial Service:

In the military, all three services were open for women to join - the army, air force
and navy. Women were also appointed as air raid wardens.

In the army, women joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). Like soldiers, they
wore a khaki uniform. The recruiting…

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World War II's effect on women made a large impact. Women were, for the first time,
experiencing a sense of independence. Some women even continued to work after the


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