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British Society: Women and War 1914-1945

Author: J.J. Smyth

Type: Case Study


The original purpose of this project was to use material from the archive to illustrate a lecture on women’s work during the two world wars and to provide an alternative type of ‘document’ as the basis of tutorial discussion on this topic. It was hoped that film, and particularly newsreels, would provide a useful means of engaging student interest in, as well as furthering their knowledge of, women’s contribution to the war effort. The target audience is first year students taking the core semester two History module, ‘Empire to Europe: Britain 1914-1990’ (code HIS922).

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