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The Contribution Made By Women To World War One

World War 1 was a pivotal time for women. This is because it gave women an opportunity to prove themselves in a male-dominated society, doing more than cleaning the house and tending to the children.

With many men going to war, there was a large gap in employment and, in response; women came in to replace the men.

Nurses

Both of these nursing organizations played a critical role in WW1 nursing.
The VADs were unpaid volunteers (and therefore usually from a higher social class where money was not an issue) who were given basic medical training. These women, while they could not typically give injections, could comfort and provide basic medical treatment to wounded soldiers.
The role of a FANY nurse was less glamorous. Their jobs included scrubbing and disinfecting rooms in which wounded soldiers were to be treated, disposing of bodies, organizing baths for front line soldiers, driving (sometimes makeshift) ambulances, and running soup kitchens for the soldiers.

  * Nurses who served could be found behind the front lines of battle, in Army hospitals, on troop trains and transport ships, and anywhere else they were needed.
  * Several nurses were awarded Distinguished honours by the military for their services.
  * Many nurses were wounded in WW1 and some died and were buried overseas.

On the Homefront

As World War 1 progressed more and more men were going over seas, and with this a lack of employees in factories. It quickly became apparent that women were needed to fill in this loss.

The women mostly worked in ammunition factories dealing with explosive chemicals. This was a very dangerous and unhealthy job, and the women worked in poor conditions. One of the chemicals that the women worked with was sulphur. Being that there was no protection against this chemical, the women's skin started to consist of a yellow tinge it also damaged their lungs. In addition women worked long hours...

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