Land girls in action

Members of the Women's Land Army - or 'land girls', as they were generally called - worked on farms during both world wars, replacing men who went off to fight. Their tasks were often hard and dirty, and they worked long hours, looking after animals, ploughing fields, and harvesting crops. The photographs reproduced here show land girls in action, milking a cow and operating a threshing machine.
Catalogue reference: MAF 59/141, no. 391 (undated)
Catalogue reference: MAF 59/163, no. 625 (undated)

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