Public information poster encouraging women to work in factories to contribute to the war effort, Catalogue ref: INF 3/403
Although women had worked in factories before, there was a big increase after war broke out in 1939. As men were called-up to join the Armed Forces more and more women were needed to replace them. Women could not do the heaviest lifting jobs that still needed the greater physical strength of men and they were not sent to work in the mines but they soon proved that they could do almost any job usually undertaken by a man, and do it as well, if not better.
WOMEN OF BRITAIN
COME INTO THE FACTORIES
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