A file containing documents relating to the recruitment and membership of women in the Women's Land Army. Documents in the file include correspondence and notes on meetings dealing with issues relating to the Women's Land Army; and statistics on the strength of the Women's Land Army. Topics covered by the documents include the slowing down of recruitment to utilise the reserve of available volunteers; the suspension and later reopening of recruitment; and the procedure for dealing with applications. Other topics covered include the use of posters and leaflets as publicity for the Women's Land Army; the use of Irish nationals and Italian prisoners of war in agriculture to supplement the Women's Land Army; the amount of labour needed by the Women's Timber Corps; issues of cooperation between the Women's Land Army and local employment exchanges; labour shortages and wastage; and enrolment regulations.
accommodation, agricultural production, agricultural workers, agriculture, ambulances, clothing, conscription, dairy, disability, drainage, employment, family, female labour, film, food supplies, fruit, holidays, hostels, housing, industrial areas, industry, Irish nationals, Italian nationals, labour shortages, labour supply, marriage, midwives, nurses, part-time employment, posters, prisoners of war, publications, publicity, recruitment, reserved occupations, rural areas, statistics, sugar, surplus, timber, tomatoes, tribunals, uniforms, vegetables, vocational training, volunteers, wages, wastage, women's auxiliary services, youths