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The Women's Land Army
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When war broke out in 1939, the Women's Land Army (WLA) was already organised and ready for action. Women who had served in the WLA in the First World War returned to service with their daughters, ready to fill in for the male labourers sent abroad to fight: livestock was tended, fields were ploughed, harvests were reaped and everything possible was done to keep Britain self-sufficient. Neil R. Storey and Molly Housego here tell the story of the Women's Land Army - how it was organised, what its members did, what training was provided, and the work of the Timber Corps of the WLA, also known as the 'Lumber Jills'. Colourful illustrations of women at work, their uniforms and insignia bring to life the experiences of the ladies who helped keep Britain fed during the Second World War.
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Sowing the Seed / A Second Crop / All in a Day's Work / The Lumber Jills - The Women's Timber Corps / Harvest Home / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index

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A history of the women who worked the Land and the organisation of the Women's Land Army in the Second World War.

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Neil Storey is a social and military historian specialising in the impact of war on society. He has written over 25 books, countless articles and has given lectures across the UK, including at the Imperial War Museum. He has acted as a consultant on a number of television documentaries and dramas. i"?Molly Housego is a costume and textile historian and lecturer specialising in the role and experience of British women in both world wars.

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