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Women’s Roles during World War I

Posted by Published on February 24, 2017

To commemorate the part women played in the ‘Great War’, we bring you images and footage from the Bridgeman archive. Women at their workplaces Before the outbreak of WWI, the role of women mainly involved looking after their households and fulfilling domestic chores. With their husbands leaving for the front, many new job opportunities arose. Women started to work as military caregivers, nurses or took…

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Since Tudor times, Britain’s postal network has been connecting families and friends, enabling business and driving innovation across the country. Reminisce over the rich history of the British postal service with images from the British Postal Museum and Archive (all available for licensing). History of the British post – in pictures 1516: first recorded use of postal service The King’s Messenger, A.D. 1482, 1935 (colour litho), John…

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When thinking about World War I, the image of soldiers in trenches immediately comes to mind. Trenches were an effective way to protect against gun shots and assaults and – despite many attempts – proved impossible for enemy soldiers to break through.     The first trenches The first trenches were dug after the Battle of the Marne in 1914. Stretching over 400 miles between…

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