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London North Western Railway staff at London, Euston station in 1907. A splendidly uniformed passenger guard on the left is posed in conversation with two porters.

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London, 1916 - the war gave women a rare chance to show their equal worth in highly responsible jobs such as guard seen here. As soon as the war finished these jobs became for "men only" once more.

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from Mail Online

Before disaster struck: Women workers stack live shells destined for the trenches at the huge munitions factory at Chilwell in Nottinghamshire in 1917. A few months later, on 1 July, 1918, 250 workers were killed when eight tons of TNT explosive at the factory blew up. Only 32 bodies could be positively identified

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