WOMEN IN WORLD WAR I
THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN WORLD WAR I
WOMEN' S SUPPORT:
WOMEN IN MUNITION FACTORIES:
Women in WWI were brave and hardworking. Over 890,000 women – teenagers, wives, mothers, even grandmothers – joined the factories left by men. They filled the gaps left by volunteers and men who had gone for the war.
WOMEN ASSISTED AS NURSES
More than 3,000 nurses served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps (CAMC), including 2,504 overseas.
WOMEN AS TRANSPORTERS
RISKS FOR WOMEN
2. The lifting of heavy shells and operating machineries could be back breaking and extremely risky.
3. With heavy machines operating, workers shouting at each others and moving heavy shells and equipment around the factories were often deafening places to be.
4. Despite of such a long, tiring working day, women workers didn't have enough breaks.
5. From relatively minor injuries to more serious incidents and even death, the munition workers risked their health and often their lives while carrying out their jobs.
6. Of the 2,504 Canadian nurses who served overseas, 56 were killed from enemy fire,
disease or drowning from water.
In conclusion to all this, women performed a magnificent job during world war 1. Women took men’s work and impressed them with their abilities of taking heavy work and doing it with efficiency. Women were not considered much before war but world war 1 was the chance for them to prove themselves and from where they got the right to vote.