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2a How many camouflage nets were made each week, for the Army, by the WVS?

2b Why did some WVS members receive medals during the war?

2c The Home Secretary described the WVS as:

"..a million magnificent women who are simply applying the principles of good housekeeping to the job of helping to run their country in its hour of need."

What do you think he meant?

Press statement by Herbert Morrison praising the work of the WVS, 1943

PRO ref: HO 186/2241; Press statement by Herbert Morrison praising the work of the WVS, 1943