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  • Life on the Home Front: Women

    (Learning session)

    Session Outline Using film and artefacts students will evaluate the variety of roles carried out by women in Britain during the Second World War. Key themes for discussion include propaganda, morale, war work and working conditions. Skills...

  • The Women's Land Army In Pictures

    (History List)

    In Britain during the First World War, there was a shortage of farm labour as men were conscripted into the forces. There was also a need to grow more food due to the threat to supplies caused by German submarines. This led to the establishment of the...

  • Women's Services in the First World War

    (History)

    Pressure from women for their own uniformed service to assist the war effort began in August 1914. Many organisations sprang up, such as the Women’s Volunteer Reserve and Lady Londonderry’s Women’s Legion, which provided cooks for Army camps. The...

  • A Closer Look At The Women's Work Collection

    (History Article)

    The Women’s Work Collection is a unique resource for anyone interested in the experiences and role of women during the First World War. It was accrued largely between 1917 and 1920 and originally included art, models, documents, uniforms, badges, books...

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  • Votes for women pin badge

    (First World War Home Front, View All First World War)

    Metal enamel Suffragettes Votes for Women pin badge.

  • Women in the Second World War

    (Second World War, Books & DVDs, View All Books, Second World War Home Front, View All Second World War)

    During the Second World War women proved themselves indispensable to the war effort serving in both military uniformed units abroad and in home front organisations through the darkest hours of the Blitz. Illustrated with contemporary black and white and...

  • The Virago Book of Women and the Great War

    (First World War, Books & DVDs, View All Books, First World War Home Front, View All First World War)

    Joyce Marlow presents a fascinating and varied collection of women's writing on the Great War drawn from diaries, newspapers, letters and memoirs from across Europe and the States.  She outlines the pre- war campaign for suffrage and then the...

  • Women And Children At War

    (IWM CDs & DVDs, Books & DVDs, Second World War Home Front, View All Second World War)

    New Release July 2014 This unique collection features fourteen different wartime films looking both at the vital contribution made to Britain’s war efforts by women, and the experiences of evacuee children. Running Time - 150 mins Certificate -...

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War Memorials (1060)

  • Women Of The Empire-ww1 Screen

    Wooden screen with names inscribed behind twelve wooden doors. Inscription on a gold background in black painted lettering.

  • Women Of WW2 And The Home Front

    Stone of remembrance in which is set a metal plaque with black lettering.

  • Dorset Womens Land Army

    Rectangular black marble tablet with white lettering.

  • Burnham Hall For Women - WW1

    Stately home built c1760 contained in five acres of parkland. Gifted to British Legion by unknown donor in memory of 'sacrifices in WW1'. Given to British Legion Womens Section to house women dependents of ex-servicemen suffering the '...

Other IWM Websites (181)

  • IWM War Story Blog

    IWM War Story Blog Home What we’re collecting Afghanistan in Context IWM War Story Blog Imperial War Museum project to encourage servicemen and women to record their personal stories relating to contemporary conflict Feeds: Posts Comments About War Story...

  • UKNIWM

    UKNIWM Home About UKNIWM News and articles about war memorials in the UK Feeds: Posts Comments Memorial rediscovered after 80 years 22 March, 2011 by ukniwm2 Blog by volunteer fieldworker Gordon Amand A memorial from the Great War has been found while...

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  • What we’re collecting « IWM War Story Blog

    What we’re collecting « IWM War Story Blog Home What we’re collecting Afghanistan in Context IWM War Story Blog Imperial War Museum project to encourage servicemen and women to record their personal stories relating to contemporary conflict Feeds: Posts...