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WLA commerative medals. According to Nicola Tyrer’s 1996 history, “They Fought in the Fields: The Women’s Land Army,” after the war, Winston Churchill vetoed the inclusion of the WLA in the demobilization grants to women who served in the military. Thirty years later, Tyrer wrote, the WLA was denied permission to march in a WWII remembrance procession. In 2008, the British government finally recognized the WLA by awarding these service badges.

Land Girl: A Manual for Volunteers Food and fuel production were essential to keeping the country running. The Women’s Land Army, formed in 1914 to increase food production, was reinstated in 1939.

An unidentified woman who worked at the Four Wheel Drive factory in Clintonville assembling trucks during World War I. She is wearing a special uniform for women workers (c.1918).

WWII involved an influx of women in the industrial work force. The power and machine tools used in war production were especially dangerous for women with long hair.

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Land Girls

The Women's Land Army took over the agricultural jobs in the UK during WWI and WWII – a cow-milking answer to Rosie the Riveter.

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