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Effect of War 1914-18: The Workers and the War
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* Official photographs showing women working in the munitions industries
(PRO ref: MUN 5/164/1124/40)
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PRO ref: MUN 5/164/1124/40; photograph of women in munitions industry
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How to use this source to help you answer the big question   *
Look carefully at this source and consider what it tells you about how workers were affected by the war and how they contributed to the war effort. You should consider:
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* What kind of factory is this?
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* Why would it have been almost impossible to see scenes like these in a factory like this before the war? *
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* What kind of work are the women doing? *
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* What kind of work are the men doing? *
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* Do they appear to be working together well? *
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* Are photographs like this really useful in trying to decide how women were treated? *
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* What does this source tell you about the extent to which working people supported the war effort? *
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