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Which World War had a bigger impact on New Zealand's men and women?


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March 26, 2006 2:11AM

World War 2 because it changed NZ work as women were brought into paid work such as farming,factory work and shop keeping.Women also formed commities to support the men overseas,by making blankets providing extra food,tobacco,etc.Before this women were rarely paid and mostly stayed at home looking after children and doing daily chores such as washing and cooking.After the return of soldiers men returned to their old occupations but many women stayed in paid work.Also there were alot more men who served overseas than in WWI.Women also served overseas as nurses.