Reference MAF 59/26
Title Women's Land Army. Second World War. Correspondence and papers. Demobilisation arrangements
Former Department Reference SL. 68022
Government Department Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Themes Rationing and Supply, Preparations for War and Peace
Subthemes Agriculture and food supply, Labour supply and relations, Post-war planning
Document Types Official Correspondence, Advertisements, Pamphlets, and Posters, Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Aberystwyth, Cheshire, Germany, Japan, Wiltshire
Organisations HM Treasury, War Agricultural Executive Committees, Women's Land Army, Women's Royal Naval Service, Women's Timber Corps


A file containing documents relating to the post-war arrangements for the Women's Land Army and the demobilisation of its members. Documents in the file include correspondence and memoranda on post-war planning; government pamphlets on post-war employment policy; statements made by politicians, including the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries; and an extract from a parliamentary debate on the future of the Women's Land Army. Topics covered in the documents include the issue of whether members of the Women's Land Army will be paid post-war gratuities; the employment of members after the end of the war in Europe but before the end of the war in Asia; the post-war position of members of the Women's Timber Corps; the resignation of Lady Denman, the Director of the Women's Land Army; and regulations for the retention of uniforms by members of the Women's Land Army after the war.


agricultural production, agricultural workers, agriculture, British economy, civil service, clothing, colleges, coupons, demobilisation, education, employment, end of the war in Europe, factories, female labour, finance, fire services, industry, labour supply, munitions industry, nurses, police, post-war planning, price controls, resignations, skilled labour, students, unemployment, uniforms, universities, volunteers

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