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Effect of War 1914-18: The Workers and the War
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* Extract from a War Office document on employment of women in the RFC, April 1917
(PRO ref: WO 32/5530)
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* PRO ref: WO 32/5530; War Office on employment of women in the RFC, April 1917 *
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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 does this source tell you about the work women were doing by 1917? *
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* What does this source tell you about attitudes to women workers in the war? *
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* Is this source useful for examining whether women workers were patriotic? *
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* Is this source any use for assessing whether women workers were appreciated? *
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