OverviewDuring World War I, many working class women found themselves employed outside the home for the first time, the number of women working in trades already associated with a female work force increased, traditionally male-dominated industries recruited women to fill the shortfall, and the concentration of women employed in government munitions factories grew. This illustrated history chronicles the participation of women in the war effort. Enhanced by personal accounts of the women themselves, together with the story of those involved in producing valuable photographic archive from the Home Office Industrial Museum, the lives and backgrounds of those who entered the then unfamiliar world of industry is revealed
Author BiographyGareth R. Griffiths is a historian who has written on a wide range of historical subjects as well as advising on many museum and heritage projects in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. He is an ex-director of the Empire and Commonwealth Museum in Bristol. He is presently working on a biography of the Northern poet and spy, Basil Bunting.