The Role Of Women During World War I

845 WordsDec 4, 20144 Pages
Historian John Keegan once wrote “warfare… is the one human activity from which women, with the most insignificant exceptions, have always and everywhere stood apart.” This is gross understatement of the contributions of women to the war effort. While women only recently have been inactive military duty on the battle field, they 've acted as factory workers, nurses, recruitment as well as many aspect as they filled in the gap that men left at war. They that kept the war going. Without the support of the women, the men on the front would not have been about to continue fighting. Wars can not be fought with out weapons and military tools. During World War One, with the inability of men to both fight in the war and produce the needed man power to created that number of weapons, equipment and tools needed to fight, the job fell to the only able-bodied people still in the country, women. Women of all walks of life went into the factories, promised honest wages and chance to help the war effort, but they were faced with dangerous and deadly conditions.6676 tells the story of a women who is just starting her work in the factories and is assigned the number 6676. According to her account , “in order to keep the machinery running continuously day and night, the twenty-four hours is divided into three shifts, each of eight hours’ duration.” The conditions in the factories was not good by any means and girls themselves were poorly trained and not physical equipped to handle the
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