During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.

During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.

so often I feel like I need someone to come in and save me when I should be the one to save myself.

so often I feel like I need someone to come in and save me when I should be the one to save myself.

By kind permission of The Express and Star - Land Army girls picking peas at a farm near Wolverhampton in July 1947

By kind permission of The Express and Star - Land Army girls picking peas at a farm near Wolverhampton in July 1947

The Women's Land Army (WLA): A group of happy Land Army girls in the back of an OHMS truck, Devon, England ~

The Women's Land Army (WLA): A group of happy Land Army girls in the back of an OHMS truck, Devon, England ~

Working on the land: A pair of Land Army girls sporting straw hats return from the fields accompanied by their Shire horse in September 1939

Jobs for the girls: Amazing vintage photographs provide a vivid snapshot of working life for British women during World War Two

Working on the land: A pair of Land Army girls sporting straw hats return from the fields accompanied by their Shire horse in September 1939

Poster urging women to join the 'Land Army' during World War Two.

Women of WW2-Land Girls

Poster urging women to join the 'Land Army' during World War Two.

World war 2 - the women still had it! They wore army clothes, had their hair curved perfectly, red lips and posed with the duck face! And how cute their hats are!

World war 2 - the women still had it! They wore army clothes, had their hair curved perfectly, red lips and posed with the duck face! And how cute their hats are!

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