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Women pitch in to fill the void left by the departure of millions of men for the front--taking jobs that in the early 20th Century were exclusively done by men. Above: British women work on a propeller in a shipyard. Below Left: German women working as window washers in Berlin. Below Right: A Paris postwoman delivers the mail.


Below: British women operate metal lathes to manufacture artillery shell casings. Munitions work became an essential part of women's contribution to the war effort.

Below Left: A German woman making Iron Cross medals awarded to soldiers for gallantry. Below Right: British ambulance drivers near the Front in France.


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