Women & The Home Front in World War 1 Walk

world war 1You’ll hear of the inequalities women suffered whilst doing jobs men had done in the past – from munitions workers to footballers! We’ll see where there were huge recruitment, fund raising and propaganda stunts took place, including the building of a mock ruined French village. We also walk past different types of war hospital, hundred year old air raid shrapnel marks, and you’ll hear how things associated with the World War 2 Home Front such as air-raid shelters had their roots in the Great War. There’s a little about the secret service and there are plenty of memorials to be seen of course, but we’ll also consider the commemorations that aren’t in evidence. We finish with Mrs Pankhurst, women gaining the vote and the Sexual Disqualification Act being passed. We’ll show you lots of great photos too, but also tell you how some of them, such as the one above, were not quite as they seemed.

Start Walk: Embankment underground station
Finish Walk: Westminster underground station
Shorter Walk alternative: Start Charing Cross station

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