Women have played a vital role in the military ever since the Great War. Here is some tips on how to find their records.
Women’s Fight To Help The War Effort
With the British government appealing for more men to join the great war women faced a surprisingly difficult fight to help the war effort.
Shell Shock Victims WW1 – Diagnosing Shellshock in WWI
In World War One doctors and the government went out of their way to avoid recognising woman shell-shock victims. Admitting to un-British emotional weakness was shameful enough; equating mentally damaged soldiers with women would be too much for them to b
Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in WW2 – WAAF War Records
June 28, in 1939, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was formed aiding the war effort and helping change the social status of women, and also the attitudes towards them.