A great review from Rosie Amber #RBRT about an era that fascinates me.
We Also Served: The Forgotten Women of the First World War is a non-fiction book.
Filled with well researched material, from all walks of life it looks at the way women featured in a war which is mainly remembered for its horrors and its men.
Did you know that the government propaganda effort to get men to sign up focused on women? Not only encouraging the “white feather” brigade but printing posters that implied that mothers, wives and sweet hearts were all fully behind the government call ups. They used them to shame men to sign up before conscription was brought in. Once the men were gone, women were encouraged to support them knitting desperately needed socks and other items too.
But many women also wanted to be useful and…
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