Reference MAF 59/17
Title Women's Land Army. Second World War. Correspondence and papers. Forms and leaflets used
Former Department Reference SL. 68068A
Government Department Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Themes Information Services and Propaganda, Rationing and Supply, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Publicity campaigns and initiatives, Agriculture and food supply, Post-war planning
Document Types Advertisements, Pamphlets, and Posters, Official Correspondence, Press Summaries and Publications
Organisations War Agricultural Executive Committees, Women's Land Army, Women's Timber Corps


A file containing documents relating to the propaganda, publicity, and administration of the Women's Land Army. Documents in the file include recruitment posters; information leaflets; and forms for the administration of the Women's Land Army. Topics covered include the nature of the work of the Women's Land Army; details of the Women's Timber Corps; the requirements for recruits; instructions on how to enrol; and information regarding the winding-up of the organisation in the post-war years. Other topics discussed include the Women's Land Army benevolent fund; the reimbursement of expenses such as travel, accommodation, and petrol; the organisation's uniform; proficiency tests relating to agricultural work; healthcare and unemployment insurance; the recording of accidents; recommendations for good service awards; the conditions of employment in the Women's Land Army; instructions for recruitment interviewers; and notifications of the acceptance and training of volunteers.


accommodation, agricultural equipment, agricultural production, agricultural workers, agriculture, allowances, animal feed, awards, cattle, charity, chickens, clothing, coupons, dairy, drivers, economies, employment, engineering, female labour, finance, fruit, fuel, healthcare, holidays, horses, hospitals, hostels, industrial accidents, industry, insurance, labour supply, livestock, minimum wage, motor vehicles, pensions, petrol, post-war planning, poultry, propaganda, publications, publicity, reconstruction, recruitment, soldiers, timber, tractors, unemployment, uniforms, vegetables, vermin, vocational training, volunteers, wages, welfare, women's auxiliary services

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