Women During The World War II

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SETON HOME STUDY SCHOOL Women In WWII Third Quarter Research Report Nathaniel Yarbrough 6/2/2016 Women were both important and necessary in the World War 2. These women experienced, for at least the wars’ duration, a broadening of opportunities for employment, mobility, and education. In viewing the war we must look at some aspects of women on the home front. The three major contributing roles of women in the Second World War were: volunteer and unpaid work, the paid labor force that was the backbone for the war, and the importance of domestic activities and consumer reduction during the war. Although it is probably the paid labor force that was most important for finished products sent overseas, the…show more content…
In response to the push from the Women 's Voluntary Services Division(WVS) and National War Services women collected fats, paper, glass, metals, rubber, rags, and bones to contribute for recycling in the effort to make war supplies . The government even got women to save old toothpaste tubes, shaving cream tubes, old socks and other seemingly useless things, the turned out to be priceless for the war effort . Women were unimaginably important in this effort. Women were told to "Dig In and Dig out the Scrap." Women were encouraged to save all that was useful, such as some of the items listed previously, for use in the war effort. Women and children would often search the junk yards for metal and batteries, and take all elastics out of old stockings. Women at home learned that old clothes could be remade, old oil could be used in munitions, and much more. It even got to the point that women would take the rubber seals out of their jars, and kids were asked to turn in their lead toy soldiers to be melted. There was certain day that everyone could bring anything that they gathered into the local schoolyard. The material that was recycled was priceless. These items took the pressure off the industries that would normally have to make these materials, and it gave the government more money to concentrate on the war effort (they no longer had to pay to factory produce most of these things). Not only were these
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