Material relating to women's war work

Scope and Content

Bundle of four items together:

* Quote from an article in the National Review transcribed by MGF in which the author says of women munitions workers that 'in spite of the heaviness of the work they got through five times as many as the men who did the work previously' [statement underlined by MGF].

* Typed sheet dated 20 Oct 1916 from the Scottish Women's Hospitals entitled 'Excerpts for Speakers', giving news from various Scottish Women's Hospitals units

* Press cutting, The Times, 2 Oct 1916, general secretary of the Liverpool Dockers' Union recalls Lord Kitchener's belief that 'the future of this or any other nation depended on the physical condition of its people' [phrase underlined by MGF].

* Press cutting, The Yorkshire Observer, 8 Sep 1916. Above cutting in MGF's writing: 'For the W/N? S Conference'. Reports a debate in the TUC in which men attempted to ensure that licences granted to women bus conductors would be automatically revoked at the end of the war.