Armed Forces: concerning maisons tolerees (licensed brothels)

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 AMS/B/07/04
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 3/JBS/C1Box 1 of 3 JB 52
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      1 folder

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- correspondence concerning the joint meeting of MPs and representatives of societies interested in placing maisons tolerees (licensed brothels) out of bounds for British soldiers (relating to brothel in Cayeux-sur-Mer, Somme) and copies of Parliamentary questions on same topic

- correspondence relating to French brothels being out of bounds to the Chinese Labour Corps


- leaflet 'Brothels in France' c 1918

For following publication consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue:

- leaflet 'The maison tolerees: an appeal' c 1918 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

Press cutting:

- 'War office and tolerated houses' (with letter dated 1 Jun 1918)