• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How useful are these two sources as evidence for the contribution of women to the war effort in the years 1914-1918?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

4) Study sources F and G How useful are these two sources as evidence for the contribution of women to the war effort in the years 1914-1918? On there own sources F and G are useful to a diminutive extent. However it is when they are put together in context that they become very useful. Source F is an over the top propaganda poster produced by the government in 1916 for a governmental campaign. Women are portrayed as heroines for their "war effort." It aims to persuade women to enrol as munitions workers by showing a woman putting on her uniform and getting ready to work in an ammunition factory. This image is extremely persuasive as it indicates that those women who did enrol would be like the one in the poster, a woman who represents the peak of prevailing, liberation and fidelity for her country. The utility of this source is lowered due to the fact that the poster is a propaganda piece which is usually created to influence upon opinion hence in this case encourage women into industry. Another way in which the poster is persuasive is through an image in the background, which consists of a soldier preparing some weapons. ...read more.

Middle

And as I said earlier they are even more utile when seen as supporting each other. Source F could be the answer for reason why so many women were entering the industrial workforce as conveyed in the bunch of statistic in source G. 5) Study sources H, I and J and use your own knowledge. 'It was the work that women did during the war that earned them the vote'. Use the sources and your own knowledge to explain whether you agree with this interpretation. This is an opinion believed by many historians. There are many other reasons for why women gained the vote. Some of these are represented via sources H-J. Source H is an extract from a history book entitled 'Women's Suffrage in Britain, 1867 - 1928', which was written in 1980. Considering the fact that this source is from a history book, we know that it is a secondary source and that it has been based on research and therefore can be trusted. At the very beginning of the source, the author of the book openly states his or her opinion of the interpretation being nothing but basic and indistinguishable: 'A very simplified view would see the vote as a reward for loyal wartime service'. ...read more.

Conclusion

Evidently, Asquith's view is similar to that of the interpretation in the question. However, more importantly, Asquith changed his opinion and gained respect for the Suffragette campaign and thus women's suffrage despite him himself being personally victimized by the Suffragettes. Supporting the interpretation, another reason for why women gained the vote could be the Suffragettes' determination to stop their violent campaign and instead help in the war effort. Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst, two of the leading Suffragettes, saw the war as an opportunity to prove their capability. For example, they appeared at recruitment rallies to encourage men to join the army. However, opposing the interpretation in hand is the statistic that 50% of women in the suffrage movement were in fact against the war and so didn't contribute to the war effort. Even Sylvia Pankhurst broke away from her mother's organisation, the WSPU, due to her beliefs in pacifism. In conclusion, there were a number of reasons for why women gained the vote, not only their contribution to the war effort but ultimately it was bound to come as women had been challenging their collective roles since the late 1800's. Heeten Pindoria 11P ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Britain 1905-1951 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Britain 1905-1951 essays

  1. The Changing roles of women

    The increasing agitation of this resulted in women joining together and forming the active and often very angry 'women's liberation movement.' This movement attacked many of the social norms that had gone unquestioned for hundreds of years; it questioned why women were considered as so inferior to men, and put extreme pressure on the government.

  2. Women's Suffrage Sources Questions

    Without the First World War taking place, many historians believe that the Suffrage war with the government would have continued and propelled to such an extortionate length that there may have been a revolution. This links to the fact that suffrage had been taking place for more than a century,

  1. What was the contribution of tanks towards winning the war for Britain?

    It was said: "Tanks changed an active war to a mobile war." So, in conclusion, it is fair to say that tanks were successful in this aspect; they had the ability to cross trenches and break the stalemate which was, of course, a major thing at the time.

  2. Votes For Women - Source related study.

    Miss Violet Markham, a Liberal activist, summed this up speaking in 1910: "I regard women as superior and I don't like to see them trying to become men's equal." Lack of support for the bill resulted in more violence from the Suffragettes.

  1. To What extent was Britain a Democracy by 1914

    ��g��cg��]z����[+[�Ó��H(r)(r)� � �s��#���n��x�S����|C�Z���U���Y�m�� ;3UGIZ�-?��l�...�L"q2"�e�C4qe6'w�����٥��v�{��"{[':u�J���J�F"�����D�];��-��Ư���O�My4�|e(c)i.g�ȶ�GQl��I�M<�K�L� �����|�<uã¿ï¿½OÄu�>^h�����xx���k,#M��"� !w1/2�N��...En�����;�n{k��ķ�*��+��ê����usa�-7��cd`O�5x��'���Y��<%����~"��w��:L�Ù�r�bi""�1/4Ĥ�-x�NR���1/2eѯ3/4:�ϳ�&�˧k�(r)�"��3/43/4N�rK{-�2���5O�'�W�7Å�1/2'�Wzo���[s��1/2���:&-...#Fa'-�"� Y �|��~�*wÝv�h:�ǯ�:M2�mgZ���]�"K�� �7��".4i22��N0Mk�ڷ�A1/4O�1/2�g%��Æ���"HÒ�y��R��qj�V��� (r)<����k?�à§%�ZY\xO�w�|=��aqq-������'2c�hsor y�-�D �3/4QW���+[�V�"��-�5�1/2�V�.�W�O�o��)�| '�����3/4)�X-�1�? Y�*c�ާX"M~RDo��]�(� �1�A������G Ä��i��_�67�t(�.b��4�k�'��B�8� s^K��D<O"�/E����� [�.(r)_@�L/���}��m[�s$�*"Ï8���ƿ� �?h?�?4�J��z/�N�e"�-*�3/4�yn�obA��e�VF8��<C�J6�'��Ü�zi�u{;9Q�����Ey��t}"[5u�O��M 5=S��<W�6��y�Iu_Zh�Íl���^*-2��!f#�C��|�?om�x���_�^��(c)���i�%Э�)�[�� ��]>9U '��+c�`$����6_�T�Q|D�"1/4A�â¥si��c�[,�';W["�#R��N6 IHRRc�� ψߵ�>����|A� _��ѵ�4--X��c+�K�F���'��v�f�v1/21/4�-�+(r)1/4��it��$S[__+"?4�{ik3��?�PÇ�k�3/40\x�XAk�xsK��dJ"Ì��C�A�K(c)!�z"E�}��/�-xG��|!�+[���W�x��;�|��u+{Iiq!��b7 ��@��<)�U��^(���o�Z���X;Z�=�7kZ��Z�NlH͸" m"/����)-�~)|1�<���9e�(r)1/4io��6�A��I�k;{(c)#M��1'tjpAqWJ��mF����}�k{k"V���jTb(c)���1/2���ѭ|������T�|-�A�T�� �7�n���oeǭ�oÞ² 2g�8(r) �3/43/4^I������{A�<;�|Q�4h��z�80֤�=���P��L�@-�-�dÜ1�>:x���-3�� �� 1/2+_���IѬ��M*�Jb'���;C;^�B�<s$�*B�8��~/��Y(r)|a�/ x���iZu��1/2��i'*��k`O�%���ap �1�'[[g�X�Ï��~1/2n�/"Kv1/2�(r)�NR���G�^�Dß­Þ�m��+���i�F���'�_54ұ�� �K�m`���w U� O��~Ó�C�Ӭ�iT�p�-��w���$�Y�|��y�>��m8V�{{�S�O...�%��O��1/4 ��'ͯ��"�Å...m�Z@ÎR Lص(c)...��X���&�?��)��5�sQ�_��"� \Z����Ѵ��m��n�d��u´r���� 6�P...�� �k(r)�Y��/?"k��9e)7�~}Z��k������s����^ �N��Yi$Vw�...Æ¡(c)xR����_m����RIj�Z�����h-H�v-�*(c)kZ�/���3/4��-��ã¯ï¿½"1/2%n���1/4%u}"$�I=���"5"jnL�Z1/4�Y(tm)X...=����1/2�?Ú�6���z��Z�-'�Zw...����WRX�su)I��""� {��u����Ç�X��/�-^-�;1/2CYk� h���(�8Ò¡b�1/2'Y.�̪eo/��(g�%�J���G�+|�Ok��"]�]jM�-5�o��}-�W��^�j}=��ںn��鿵v���]_�#��iz���K�Dm(c)�u<-&?2�7S��L����7����^%�t8�(|:�g�� V�����(r)�5"{�^�'L�7QÆk�<QEqM��=�'1/2G�O���ou�x�á��1/2"����%�e�k�GX1/2�[�t�-��F��e�~�'R[#5�i~(���j�v"��W3/49 ���]i'x�ÂM��#���nl(r)�V�1/4-�9")#$Q�-P J�.I(r)^-}u�z>� Ý��T�<gI�s;_g"Vq�_�}4R3/4�G�����W�>:�y�ß�^��j�"�4{Ë��>��Ö,�p$�K*��d�'B��I�#*1/4|�?m�_�p���?�Z_��)���h�V�-� '

  2. Haig in sources

    However I don't think Haig is to blame for this because if his officers were less threatened by his presence he might of changed his plans and if you continually shell and bombard the main part of the trench and not behind the trenches there would be more impact so

  1. Votes For Women, 1908-12 Sources Question

    Source C is from a speech. Source D is a postcard. Is one of these two sources more useful than the other for studying why women wanted the vote? Source C is much more useful for studying why women wanted the vote.

  2. Choose one reason and explain how it contributed to women being given the vote ...

    to look for alternative methods of campaigning i.e. militancy. Militant acts included interrupting political meetings, hunger striking, glass breaking, violence, and arson. It is the purpose of this essay to suggest why, and which forms militancy was used by the militant Suffragettes, and to comment on the idea that the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work