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1

What did Emmeline Pankhurst do when war broke out?

She instructed her Suffragettes to stop their campaign of violence and support the war effort in every way possible

2

In July 1914, how many women were in employment?

3.2 million

3

How many women took up jobs in governmental departments?

200,000

4

How many women took up jobs in clerical positions in private offices?

500,000

5

How many women took up jobs in agriculture?

250,000

6

How many women took up jobs in munitions?

700,000

7

How many women were in employment in January 1918?

5 million

8

Give 3 examples of organisations that women could work in to help the war

Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) and the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD)

9

What was used to try and bully and shame men into joining the army?

The Order of the White Feather

10

What did the Mothers' Union do?

They published posters urging mothers to persuade their sons to join the army

11

How many women served in the Women's Land Army?

About 260,000

12

When was the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) founded?

1918