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Katie Morter describes what the war was like from a young woman’s perspective in Manchester. The decision of her husband to volunteer changed her life, as she was forced to move back in with her mother, and move to a better paid jobs as she would now be the sole bread winner. She recalls her delight when her husband came home on leave and despair when she received the dreaded letter informing her of his death at the Somme in July 1916.
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8 April 2014

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used as a starter to an activity exploring the ways that the role and status of women changed during the war. Students could be asked to list the different ways the role of women changed during the course of the clip.

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