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What were the roles of women in the world wars?

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2011-11-06 15:16:33
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Women farmed, made bombs and helped the RAF.

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The roles BEFORE World War II were being a housewife & during World War II women took over factories and other jobs. that's why women have jobs now. Before World War II they didn't work outside of the house.


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WWII mabye a little in WWI


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women in the war had to take on the roles of the men who left such as farming and mechanics thy also helped the war effort by knitting and making munitions


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