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How useful are these two sources as evidence for the contribution of women to the war

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The contribution of women was a major factor in the war as it might have been the reason why the war was won as women supported the nation in the absence of men even though they were discriminated showing that they were patriotic n wanted to prove themselves of being worthy of the Suffrage. Source F is a propaganda poster used to enrol more women into work as there was shortage of labour as conscription led most men away to fight for the country. The poster was produced in 1916 during the First World War and The Battle of the Somme which meant that to fight in the war men needed ammunition and therefore many women were being asked to help in industries to help men and the nation. During the war there was a shortage of shells and that was 1 of the things that women were made to produce bombs. The conditions for women at work were very bad as they were paid less than what men would receive which displayed the sexist attitude of that time. ...read more.

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work industries and trusted them to handle a highly skilled job which was not the same attitude they had at the beginning of the war. Although it is clear that this change of attitude was because of desperation not of good heart as they said 'Enrol At Once' showing that they were in need of help from women as they were left with no other choice and 'at once' suggests that it was needed urgently otherwise it is likely that the war would have been lost and more men would have died as the nation would have had to surrender. Source F is quite limited as it is one sided is only focused on convincing women not of what they did as it is a source at the time of the conscription of men. Source G is a data table showing the number of employed women in key industries from 1914 to 1918. The overall trend suggested by the data is that there was a definite increase in the employment figures although the source fails to explain why exactly there was an increase. ...read more.

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Source G is also very limited and only shows data between a 4 year gap and from only 4 different industries as it does not mention the other jobs that women did which could possibly mean that the source is produced to only show the positive increases in employment. Overall I think both sources together prove the contribution of women in the war as very positive and source F shows how women were asked to work but it did not show if they actually did whereas Source G clearly shows that there is a clear increase in employment during the war. Source F is biased and is not strong enough evidence to show the contribution of women in the war and is used to portray women as respectable and leaders and the real heroes of the country to try and convince women to join up and work. Although Source G is limited it gives a good idea of the work that women did and why. Karan Patel 10R ?? ?? ?? ?? How useful are these two sources as evidence for the contribution of women to the war effort in the years 1914-1918? ...read more.

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