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. This was the time of the battle of the Somme, this is make source A useful because I know that at this time women were needed specialty because munitions needed to be produced and women were needed to help do this . Also source A is useful because it lets us know the government encouraged women to join munitions factorise.