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"During WWII years 1941-1945 the majority of able US men & boys of age went overseas to fight the war and many able women went to work in the war materials industry which left American agriculture with a major labor shortage. To help deal with this problem Congress authorized funds for an Emergency Farm Labor Service that included the "U.S. Crop Corps" & the "Women's Land Army" both designed to help get laborers onto the farms & fields to most to help American farmers bring in their crops."

British Propaganda Posters of the Second World War - Join the Women's Land Army

Women's Land Army girls, 1942, Gosford, NSW, Australia. Thousands of young women joined the Women's Auxiliary National Service (WANS), more commonly known as the Women's Land Army on the home front during World War 2. They kept farms and food production going and helped to feed both the civilian population and service personnel.

The British Women's Land Army (In the U.S., the Women's Land Army of America) was created to keep up (and at times, increase) agricultural production while men fought overseas. To learn more about the roles women played in World War II, visit warfarehistorynet...

Farmerettes of the Woman's Land Army of America Read more: www.smithsonianma...


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world war two propaganda poster. #bombgirls I wish farms, even small farms were affordable. We'd buy one if we could afford it.