Reference MAF 59/21
Title Women's Land Army. Second World War. Correspondence and papers. `The Land Girl' volumes 1 and 2
Former Department Reference SL. 64522
Government Department Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Themes Rationing and Supply, Information Services and Propaganda
Subthemes Agriculture and food supply, Publicity campaigns and initiatives
Document Types Advertisements, Pamphlets, and Posters, Letters and Statements from the Public, Press Summaries and Publications
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Aberdeenshire, Alford, Anglesey, Angus, Ayrshire, Balcombe, Banffshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Berwickshire, Brecon, Buckinghamshire, Caernarvonshire, Caithness, Cambridgeshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Deeside, Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Dumfriesshire, Durham, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Suffolk, East Sussex, Exeter, Fife, Flintshire, Glamorgan, Glamorganshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Kincardine, Kirkcudbright, Lanarkshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, London, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Norfolk, North Riding of Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Norway, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Perthshire, Radnor, Ross-shire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, West Lothian, West Riding of Yorkshire, West Suffolk, West Sussex, Westmorland, Wigtownshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire
Organisations Auxiliary Territorial Service, British Broadcasting Corporation, Home Guard, Royal Air Force, Royal Horticultural Society, Royal Navy, Women's Auxiliary Air Force, Women's Land Army, Women's Royal Naval Service, Women's Voluntary Service, Young Women's Christian Association


A file containing issues of The Land Girl, a monthly magazine issued to the Women's Land Army. Topics covered in the magazines include messages from prominent figures, such as the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Queen, and Lady Denman, the director of the Women's Land Army; tips for agricultural work, such as the rearing of livestock and the planting and harvesting of crops; general knowledge quizzes; and Women's Land Army employment statistics for each county. Other topics covered include B.B.C. programmes related to agriculture; poems, songs, and stories written by members of the Women's Land Army; notices from the headquarters of the Women's Land Army on subjects such as wages; letters from members of the service; awards given to members of the service; accounts of activities such as fundraising events and royal visits; the progress of the Women's Land Army Spitfire Fund; and photography competitions to document life as a Land Girl.


agricultural equipment, agricultural production, agricultural workers, agriculture, air raids, aircraft, apples, awards, books, cattle, charity, chickens, Christmas, clothing, conscription, dairy, drivers, education, employment, evacuation, female labour, film, finance, first aid, forests, fruit, goats, holidays, horses, hostels, labour supply, land usage, livestock, milk, photography, pigs, potatoes, poultry, propaganda, public morale, publications, publicity, Queen Elizabeth, recruitment, royalty, rural areas, sheep, statistics, sugar, Supermarine Spitfire, The Land Girl, timber, tractors, uniforms, vegetables, villages, vocational training, wages, women's auxiliary services

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