Amanda Mason
Monday 25 June 2018
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A YMCA canteen at Cambrai

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A YMCA canteen at Cambrai

The interior of a YMCA canteen at Cambrai. The two women in the photograph are named on the original caption as Miss Inskip and Miss Dale.

Miss Inskip and Miss Dale in the YMCA Canteen, Cambrai.
The interior of a YMCA canteen at Cambrai.
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Rabbit-keeping

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Rabbit-keeping

Miss Hall photographed with a rabbit at a farm at Grange-le-Comte. Maintaining this farm was part of the post war reconstruction work of the Friends' War Victims Relief Committee (FWVRC). The farm later became their headquarters.

Miss Hall rabbit-keeping at the farm at Grange-le-Comte. (See Q8079)
Miss Hall photographed with a rabbit at a farm at Grange-le-Comte.
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Engine Repair

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Engine Repair

This photograph shows women of the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) at work in RAF engine repair shops at Pont de l'Arche. Olive Edis’s photographs of women at work are more serious and intimate than earlier commissions recording women workers.

Members of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliray Corps (QMAAC) machine room that formed part of the RAF engine repair shops at Pont de l'Arche.
This photograph shows women of the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps at work in RAF engine repair shops at Pont de l'Arc.
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Registrars at work

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Registrars at work

Women from the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) working in the Registrar’s office at the Archbishops Palace in Rouen. Over 57,000 women served with QMAAC, at home and abroad, before it was disbanded on 27 September 1921.

Archbishops Palace. Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) (Registrars Office) 3rd Echelon. Assistant Unit Administrator Rouen.
Women from the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps working in the Registrar’s office at the Archbishops Palace in Rouen.
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Miss Fletcher, VAD

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Miss Fletcher, VAD

Miss Fletcher, an administrator with the Voluntary Aid Detachments (VAD), in her office at the Hotel Christol, Boulogne. Images such as this one, which capture something of the character of the sitter, illustrate Olive Edis’s skill as a portrait photographer.

Miss Fletcher, Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD), in her office at the Hotel Christol, Boulogne.
Miss Fletcher, an administrator with the Voluntary Aid Detachments, in her office at the Hotel Christol, Boulogne.
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At the telephone exchange

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At the telephone exchange

Women from the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) operating the telephone exchange at Henriville. Olive Edis was keen to show the range of skills shown by women in work other than the more familiar nursing or medical services.

Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) working the telephone exchange at No. 4 Rest Camp, Henriville.
Women from the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) operating the telephone exchange at Henriville.
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Maintaining war graves

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Maintaining war graves

Gardeners from the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) tending the graves of the war dead at Etaples. The wooden crosses would later be replaced by white headstones.

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) gardeners tending the graves of the war dead at Etaples. The wooden crosses would later be replaced by white headstones.
Gardeners from the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps tending the graves of the war dead at Etaples.
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First Aid Nursing Yeomanry drivers

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First Aid Nursing Yeomanry drivers

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) drivers with their snow-covered vehicles at Commercy. Olive Edis’s month long tour of France began in March and, as shown by this image, the weather remained cold and snowy.

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) drivers with their snow-covered motor ambulances at Commercy.
First Aid Nursing Yeomanry drivers with their snow-covered vehicles at Commercy.
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The Officers Expeditionary Force Canteen, Le Havre

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The Officers Expeditionary Force Canteen, Le Havre

The well-stocked shelves of the Officers Expeditionary Force Canteen in Le Havre with a member of the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) behind the counter.

The well stocked shelves of the Officers Expeditionary Force Canteen in Le Havre with a member of the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) behind the counter and another colleague and a young lieutenant in front.
The Officers Expeditionary Force Canteen in Le Havre with a member of the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps behind the counter.
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A French Red Cross Canteen, Compiegne

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A French Red Cross Canteen, Compiegne

A French Red Cross Canteen at Compiegne staffed by British women.

Three French soldiers at the bar of a French Red Cross Canteen with British staff at Compiegne.
A French Red Cross Canteen at Compiegne staffed by British women.

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