Women’s role in the Great War must not be forgotten

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I would like to request that organisations planning activities will also consider placing women’s roles and experiences alongside those of their menfolk.

Reading about women in that war I feel ashamed that the courage, bravery and committment of our women and girls at home in munitions factories, mills, heavy industry and traditional male jobs whilst keeping their homes and children together until their men returned is so hidden and unappreciated.

Consider the nurses and women doctors engaged in pioneering work in hospital trains, field hospitals and hospital ships under enemy fire whilst dealing with horrendous injuries and shell shock, some taking the role of “mother” for the dying young soldier lost in the horror by holding his hand at the end.

 

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