Women were required to make a significant contribution during World War I. As more men left for combat, women stepped in to take over 'men's work'. The government used propaganda films to encourage them to work in the farms and factories.
This clip provides a vivid insight into the activities undertaken by women in World War One. Students will find the contemporary footage very useful for note-making and could analyse the governmental propaganda that is shown. Students will then be able to link these activities to the receipt of the vote by women in 1918 and 1928.