"A photograph taken by an unknown photographer during 1915-1918 of people at work in a British labouring yard. Men and women labour with spades, hammers and their bare hands. During World War One, many British women took up what was seen as 'men's work' to support the war effort. When the war ended, many women were reluctant to lose the independence work gave them. This photograph has been selected from an album entitled, 'Women's Work in the War 1915-1918'. "
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