What were the roles of women in world war 2?

Some of women's roles in World War II were just staying at home to keep the kids safe and the economy running. Some women went to the war zones as nurses and other military volunteers.

Because of the large number of men in the armed forces, in combat around the world, women were called upon to assume many of their roles. Mothers became single parents for months or years, and many of the jobs that husbands had done were opened to women for the first time. Women were trained as welders and fitters in the production of armaments such as tanks, planes, and ships. They took over more factory and public service jobs, and construction jobs, in addition to running their households.

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