Practical Family History

January 2007

The War Illustrated Article

'The manless homes of England'

This article, 'The manless homes of England', (Volume 3, number 65, The War Illustrated, 13 November 1915) acknowledges the void left in England afternumerous men went to fight in World War I.

Cicely Hamilton (right) discusses the effects of this great rediction in manpower and the changes in the lives of the women, who had to work to fill the gap in society. An example of this is given in the changes in teaching. Notonly did women become teachers, but books and newspapers were written for women. These were just two of the repercussions of the war. Also mentioned was the expected rise in women who worked to earn their living and, with that, the expected increase in female influence over industry.

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