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The Women's Land Army by Vita Sackville-West together with poems of the Land Army. Wonderful collection of poetry, but also an important social record of the WLA and of the time. The photographs of women toiling so hard are a great record on their own - they would be even better in full colour plates, but sadly they are sometimes quite grainy black and white. (It is understandable as to why though!)
A worker in the Women's Land Army, or a 'land girl' as they were often called, poses whilst planting potatoes at London Transport Gardens at Brockley Hill. These vegetables would have been destined for London Transport staff canteens. The W.L.A. was involved in all aspects of agricultural work including ploughing, driving tractors, harvesting, threshing, herding cows and other livestock as well as working in market gardens. -- WWII propaganda photograph (Great Britain, UK), 1941.
Lemont, Illinois. August 4, 1942. Sister Mary Othelia drives one of the Mount Asissi Convent's tractors across the fields where the nuns do all of the planting and harvesting on the 100 acre farm.