17th July 1915 (Saturday)

War!

On the British Home Front: in ‘deplorable’ weather, outside the Houses of Parliament, British “lionesses” demand a share of the burden of war.

“Some scoffed, but others sympathised and encouraged, and the resulting Women’s War Register saw thousands of women sign up to work in the factories.The results were impressive. The number of women in the workforce rose from 3.214 million in July 1914 to 4.08 million in July 1916, and 4.94 million in November 1918. Unfortunately, however, many would be pushed out of their jobs when the munitions factories closed and the men came back from the front.” [The Independent]

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/history-of-the-first-world-war-in-100-moments/a-history-of-the-first-world-war-in-100-moments-british-women-demand-a-share-of-the-burden-9322644.html

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/britain1906to1918/transcript/g4cs4s1t.htm

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/583565/

On the Australian Home Front: Australasian films releases “The Hero of the Dardanelles”, a patriotic war recruiting film.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hero_of_the_Dardanelles

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