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2a Why did the government want women in the Auxiliary Territorial Service to be trained to operate anti-aircraft guns and searchlights?

2b How many women did the government plan to use in the Air Defence of Great Britain?

2c Why do you think some women were killed when operating anti-aircraft guns and searchlights?

War Cabinet report on the Status and Future of the A.T.S., March 1941

PRO ref: CAB 66/15; War Cabinet report on the Status and Future of the A.T.S.,March 1941