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

The actions of Nellie Hall alocal (Birmingham) Suffragette - source related study.

Extracts from this document...


The actions of Nellie Hall a local (Birmingham) Suffragette 1) Read source A. What does this suggest was the role of women in 1914? Source A is a letter from a recruiting sergeant in Birmingham. The letter is replying to an enquiry from Miss Nellie Hall to see if the army were taking on women. "I am in receipt of your letter of the 17th inst:" It was written 18th of November 1914, just 3 months after the start of the war, during Kitcheners recruitment drive. Nellie hall was a famous, local Birmingham suffragette who had campaigned before the war but now was keen follower due to the suffragette's movement towards the government. ...read more.


He takes this tone as not to alienate her, as he knows that she could be a useful asset if he kept her on the government's side she could try and persuade men to join up using other methods. Making sure her keenness is not wasted. "If you wish to assist, I would suggest that you should persuade any man who is eligible, to do his duty and enlist immediately, if all women would act like a recruitment officer in this manner no doubt we should soon obtain all the men we required and there would be no worry of invasion of this country." ...read more.


I believe this because if it was the recruitment officers view that women shouldn't be allowed to fight he would not have been so polite throughout his letter and discouraged her completely from helping. This source also raises the question of why she wrote the letter in the first place. She must have known that she was going to be rejected but still she sent the letter of application. She must have been trying to highlight the point that women were still being blatantly blocked from entering the army, and being discriminated against. This puts her in her place, showing her that the role of women was still to stay at home, cook clean and look after the children. William Pearson ...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 Politics 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 Politics essays

  1. Chartist aims and methods - Source related study.

    This along with 'liberty is worth dying for', shows that some chartists thought violence and open opposition to be the answer to the suffering at the time. However, this source shows that the chartist views were ambivalent and contradictory. The fact that one of the other slogans read, 'No vote,

  2. Apartheid - source related study.

    Source A says that 'integration, would in the long run amount to national suicide' yet in source B it states that the so called solution to integration, Apartheid was 'getting him into some difficulties.' source A says how it would move blacks to the 'reserves' source B opposes this by

  1. The actions of Nellie Hall alocal Birmingham Suffragette - Do the sources support the ...

    At the time suffragettes were refusing food and water in prison so that they could be released. This is considered by the government as irresponsible behaviour, as it is disregarding the health of themselves to go against the government, just to prove their point.

  2. How far were Gandhi's actions after 1920 responsible for Indiagaining her independence in 1947?

    mentioned the effects of World War I on the Indian population, preferring to concentrate on Gandhi, it can be argued that Spear's argument is stronger than Nanda's because he was analysing the overall situation; it would be tendentious to assume, as Nanda does, that the War did little to change how life was lived.

  1. The British Suffragette movement.

    Jailed for the first time 1908, Pankhurst undertook hunger strikes in protest during this and subsequent arrests; in 1914, she was arrested after chaining herself to the railings of Buckingham Palace. Her daughter recalls Emmeline's qualities in this sound extract.

  2. How do these three posters persuade men to enlist?

    This poster uses a different method of persuading men to enlist; it implies that they could be a hero as America needs them to prevent this savage beast from ravaging and destroying her. 2. Use your knowledge of the First World War to explain why the Government issued postcards like this one to the soldiers in the trenches.

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