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When were political prisoners released?
10th August 1914
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Percentage of women unemployed in September 1914
44% (domestic servants laid off etc.)
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When did WSPU have the breakaway groups of SWSPU and IWSPU?
October 1915 SWSPU and March 1916 IWSPU
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The new name of for 'Votes for Women' in October 1915?
Britannia
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When does Lloyd George replace Asquith as PM?
December 1916
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What was the WSPU stance on war?
pro-war, organized rallies for women to work, speaking tours in USA and Canada, wanted military conscription (men) and industrial conscription (women), abolish TU and imprison conscientious objectors.
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When was Sylvia and ELFS cut off from WSPU?
January 1914
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What did the East London Federation of Suffragettes do during the war?
wanted free/socialised food, better pay for women and better w. conditions. With Lansbury formed "League of Rights for Soldiers and Sailors' Wives and Relatives", toy and boot factory (unemp.), 5 free milk centres, unemployment bureau, cost price res
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NUWSS reaction to war?
4th August 1914 rallied for BR to remain neutral in war, urged neutral nations to mediate. Viewed as unpatriotic, MF received warning from Robert Cecil
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Explain the February 1915 NUWSS split?
MF and followers argued that germany victory would delay suffrage, being passive would lose support, NUWSS split from Women's International League for Peace
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What did the remaining NUWSS members do during the war?
Relief among unemployed, register for women to put in vacated jobs, medical relief to civilians in Europe, funded and set up Scottish Women's Hospital Units (all female teams sent to war zones)
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Which Corps kept officers' cars on the road?
Women's Auxiliary Army Corps
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What were some restricted occupations (jobs that men could not leave)
Farmers, doctors, firemen, miners.
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Explain the Registration Act of August 1915
All men and women aged 16-25 had to give personal details. Used for conscription. 1916 used to give young, unmarried women jobs.
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How many women were there on the frontline as nurses and in the canteens?
23,000
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How many women worked in munitions factories in 1914 and 1917?
1914- 125, 1917- 25,000
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What is the percentage increase of women workers 1914-18?
23%
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By how much did employment within Domestic Service fall during the war?
By 400,000
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By how much did the number of women in TU increase 1914-18
threefold, x3, 300%
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Women's Land Army numbers for 1914 and 1918 (mostly middle class)
1914- 100,000. 1918- 118,000
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How many women worked in munitions factories and how many died?
900,000 worked and 300 died.
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Compare the wages of a Domestic Servant and a munition factory worked
£3-5 p. week in a munition factory, £18 p. annum for a domestic servant
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Describe the role of different classes of women during the war
Working class- husband's job and munitions factory, middle class- voluntary organisations and land army, upper class- advising gov on health and employment and land army (VAD- Voluntary Aid Detachment nurses)
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