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Compare two sources about work carried out by women during WW1

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´╗┐How useful are source A and B as evidence of the work carried out by women during the First World War? Explain your answer using source A and B and your own knowledge. Source A is useful because it suggests and shows that women were involved in munitions work. From my own knowledge I know that sixty percent of women worked in factories and that by 1918 247,000 women were employed government munitions factories. The war brought about the employment of women in far greater range of jobs, in both industry and agriculture, which were generally much better paid. Source A is also useful as evidence of the work carried out by women during the First World War because of the time it was made which is 1916. ...read more.

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Also source B is useful because it is statistics from a school text book which is meant to inform and educate, so there is no reason to manipulate the evidence. Although sources A and B are useful to a extent as evidence of the work carried out by women during the first world war, they both have limitations. Source A is limited as evidence of the work carried out by women during the First World War because it doesn?t give details of other jobs women were doing during that time. Also source A is not useful because it is a government produced poster so it has a specific aim, this can be shown or symbolised by the women in the poster which looks glamour?s , healthy and happy . ...read more.

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Furthermore source B is limited because as a school text book when being published the statistics might have been rounded up or down ,so we don?t really know whether the statistics are the actual number . In conclusion source A is useful as evidence of the work carried out by women in the first world war as it shows and tells us that women done some munitions work . However it was limited because it gives us other industries women worked in and what they went through. In conclusion source B is useful as evidence of the work carried out by women in the First World War because it uses statistics and because it is a school text book so it has no agenda. Also source B is limited as evidence of the work women carried out in ww1 because it doesn?t tell us what happened and because it doesn?t give us a visual image . ...read more.

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