The Story Of Women In World War One (1 x 60′) – When war broke out in 1914 and a generation of men went off to fight the world changed forever. Kate Adie reveals in this fascinating documentary for BBC Two what an extraordinary impact the fighting had on the lives of British women – not just as wives and mothers, but as a visible force in public life, for the very first time.
From transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment, even politics, women stepped into the breach and became a part of the war machine, acquiring their own rights and often an independent income.
This film documents the achievements of women during World War One which in turn paved the way to fairness and equality for the women of Britain’s future.
Source: BBC press release