Latest post: The Land Girls of the First World War by Connie Ruzich

?Come out of the towns and on to the downs, where a girl gets brown and strong; with swinging pace and morning face she does her work to song.' ' The Land Army Song Television and film have popularized the story of the Land Girls of World War II, but few know of the sacrifices made by women agricultural workers who 'fought in the fields' of the Great War. Britain's labour shortage during the First World War was critical: over three million men had left for military service, and women workers were desperately needed to maintain the country's food supply. Wanting to lend their assistance, numerous organizations attempted to recruit women for work on the... read more