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'With Bill-hook and Stick They Cleared Out the Ditches-Women on the Land in the First World War' A talk by Viv Newman

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Following Viv’s recent talk entitled 'Nursing Through Shot and Shell-Medical Women at the Front', she recalls the unsung work of women working on the land. As well as writing articles about women during the First Word War, Viv works closely with military publishers Pen and Sword for their social history imprint. Among her printed works are:-   …


014: Summer 1985

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Standing up to the War Office: Women who refused to 'Go home and sit still' by Dr. Viv Newman

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In August 1914 a mere 640 women had a clearly defined wartime role. When the eminent surgeon, Dr Elsie Inglis, offered her professional services to the British Army a senior representative of the RAMC riposted, "Dear Lady, go home and sit still". Derived from her book We Also Served: The Forgotten Women of the First World, this talk by Dr Viv Newma…