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CLIP 12758

Women's contribution to the WW2 war effort

Women's contribution to the WW2 war effort

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Key Info
  • Women's contribution to the WW2 war effort
  • Duration: 04:59
  • The Hadfield Spears unit was a medical and surgical unit, managed by women in the Second World War. The unit brought together many people from different backgrounds. Although it was the women drivers of the unit who caused controversy. The unit lived in the same conditions as men did and had the same rations.
  • Credits: Imperial War Museum, British Pathé
  • Subject:



    Women's History: Post-1850

  • Keywords: Hadfield Spears, drivers, uniform, salary, war, controversy, WW2, women in the twentieth century
Ideas for use in class
  • How do you think men reacted to seeing women being responsible for being drivers in the war?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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