Women's Land Army

During the Second World War the British government was constantly monitoring the success of its various policies concerning the Home Front. The government was also aware of the possibility that it might be necessary to introduce legislation to deal with any emerging problems.

It is December 1941. You have been asked to write a report on the Women's Land Army. This is to be divided into two sections.

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(1) A report on the Women's Land Army.

Things you should consider include:

(a) Why was the Women's Land Army formed?

(b) How many women joined the Women's Land Army?

(d) What sort of work did the Women's Land Army do?

(2) A report that includes proposals about the changes that you would like to see in government policy. These proposals will then be discussed and voted on by the rest of the class.

(a) How could the Women's Land Army be improved?

(b) Should women be allowed to join the armed services?