Women in the war Fayeliegh Hunter

Women were not in wars unless they were nurses for a long time. When world war one started people started to seriously consider allowing women to fight in wars. Most women stayed at home and took over the jobs that the soldiers left behind. They took over all of the responsibility at home while the men went and fought but some women went to war. Lots of women were just nurses in the war but some actually got to see battle.

Women have been apart of wars since 1901. At first they just started out as nurses but then they slowly were able to fight in battle. The government didn't get really serious about using women in battle until World War 1. The government started trying to enlist women. When they started they got about 13,000 women to enlist.

The women had warn uniforms mainly given to the nurses. The uniform were longer skirts and a blouse with an overcoat. They also had gloves and and a helmet. They wore tights under their skirts. Their shoes were black about one inch heels.

I think people started really considering using girls in the war more because it was such a hard war. They needed all the help they could get so they started to try and recruit women to war. They quickly got 13,000 women to volunteer. This means that the war was something people were probably worried about and people thought they needed all the help they could get.

Trying to get more women in the war helped people see how much help people really needed. Some people were angry because they didn't believe that women could fight in battles but others strongly agreed with trying to get women into the war. I think most women were excited that people wanted them to go to war. People wanted women to go and fight for their country too because it wasn't just a man's country anymore.

Recruiting women in the war brought more women to the attention of volunteering for the war. More and more women were volunteering to go off and fight in wars after World War 1. Women also got jobs at home a lot easier than they use to after the war.

Recruiting women in World War 1 changed things for the better. It helped us win the war back then and it helps us now too. It made getting jobs easier for women. It also made a lot more women more confident in what they can and cannot do. Women thought that before the war most of them wouldn't be able to fight or survive.

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