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Palgrave Macmillan

The Women's Land Army in First World War Britain

ISBN 9781137363893
Publication Date July 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

In England, Scotland, and Wales during the First World War, the Women's Land Army evolved from a disparate group of training and educational programs into a national effort to organise women for home food production. Between managing the overstated propaganda expectations for women farm workers and combating public fears about the unwomanly activities of Land Girls, oragnisers successfully recruited, trained, and placed thousands of women on British farms and helped feed the nation during the turbulent years of 1917 to 1919.

Bonnie White is a Lecturer in the Department of History at St. Francis Xavier University, Canada.


1. Answering the Call to Service: The Formation of the Women's Land Army
2. Female Preparedness, Male Authority: Organizers and the Board of Agriculture
3. Gender, Service, Patriotism: Promoting the Land Army in Wartime Britain
4. 'The Lasses are Massing': The Land Army in England and Wales
5. 'Respectable Women': The Land Army in Scotland
6. Return to the Land: The Land Army after 1918



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