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The Women's Land Army (WLA): A group of happy Land Army girls in the back of an OHMS truck, Devon, England.

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Britain in WW2. Women's Land Army work the farms

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This post is dedicated to some often forgotten heroines of WW2 - The Women's Timber Corps, otherwise known as 'Lumberjills'. The Lumberjills were a unit of of The Women's Land Army along with The Land Girls, who are more often used as the iconic image of the Women's Home Front.

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"Womens land army at Victory Gardens." Michigan State Univ.

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"Keeps the farms going while the men are fighting" - Join the Women's Land Army. A healthy open-air life. -- WWII propaganda poster (Australia, UK), c. 1939-1945.

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Women of WW2-Land Girls

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Women's Land Army

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During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.

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Women's Fashion During WWI: 1914 - 1920

Women and Fashions of the Early 20th Century - World War I Era - Clothing of 1914 - 1920

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15th May 1940: Four members of the WLA (Women's Land Army), shearing sheep in London's Hyde Park. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images) ~

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