INTRO There is a very diverse issue of the impact World War 2 had upon the lives of women in Australia. On one hand, women contributed massively to the war effort. However, they were also made ‘fun of’ and were valued as less than men. VALUED In source A, we read about the enthusiasm that was women when thought of as independent. They strived at the thought of contributing to the war effort, country and society.
INTRODUCTION NURSING Throughout the course of World War One over 2,000 nurses from The Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) severed overseas as nurses. Alongside Australian nurses working for other organisnistaions such as Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) and the red cross. They worked in hospitals, hospital ships and trains. They served in a range of different countries including Britain, India, France, Belgium, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Women serving as nurses were often motivated by “a sense of duty, a close connection to loved ones, serving overseas or a desire to have an adventure”.
This essay is about how Women’s role has changed during World War II. Women were encouraged by the government to enlist in the Army as nurses or as workers since most men were overseas and this created new opportunities for women. In this essay we’ll discuss about three events, women’s participation in military services, salary increase and why nurses were permitted overseas. Australian women had many responsibilities during World War 2. The needs of the armed forces, the war economy and the deployment of men overseas created new jobs and opportunities for women.
During World War I, nurses were recruited from both those already in the nursing profession as well as civilian workers and served as an essential part of the Imperial Forces. Many women volunteered to join the VAD 's (Voluntary Aid Detachment), ANC (Army Nurse Corps), and FANY 's (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry). War service was hard, uncomfortable and often tragic. Overseas the nurses faced severe weather and shortages of basic resources, long hours at work and little time for breaks. These women proved their ability to undergo physical hardships equal to those endured by fighting men and withstand the pressures of combat situations.
They made uniforms, weapons, ammunition, they built trucks and tanks too. Women also stepped into agricultural jobs; ploughing and harvesting (Prezi, 2014). Some women worked overseas, they worked on observation posts, anti-aircraft gunners, drivers, mechanics and radio operators (Ergo, 2014). In WW2 nursing was dangerous, many nurses were stationed in Singapore, which was a base for the Allied forces in the Pacific (Ergo, 2014). In 1942, 65 nurses were evacuated aboard the ship “Vyner Brooke”.
These jobs were normally meant for the men who had left to fight in the war. While Canadian men were serving overseas, many women had to fill the gap. Some of the jobs that Canadian women took on were in munitions and clothing factories, in many different fundraising efforts, and as nurses on the front lines. Nurses did not expect all of the masquers and deaths that occurred in this horrific war. According to the Imperial Munitions Board, during the Great
When World War 1 started and the demand for mobilization of entire nations when millions of men were sent into the military it created a needed labor workers, it was filled by women. A very significant number of women started work, but the most important impact of the war on women’s employment wasn’t just about in how they did the job, it was about women were able to get into jobs That was previously out of reach for woman, for example heavy industry, munitions, and police work. More than 25,000 US women who served in Europe in World War I. They went to helped as nurse the wounded, provide food and other supplies to the military, serve as telephone operators, entertain troops, and work as journalists. when Women were sent out to small business
Civil War: The Women 's Role Many people were grateful for the contributions of women in the war. Many of the women did serve as nurses to take care of the injured. Women of the North and South volunteered to work as nurses. As soon as the war began many women wanted to become nurses to help. In those days it was considered proper for women to take care of men even if they were strangers.
When the war broke out, women put their campaigns to get the vote on hold and focused on contributing to the war effort. Many women joined the Ministry of Munitions in 1915 to help to make ammunition for the soldiers at war. By the end of the war, there were over 30,000 munitionettes completing this dangerous job for low pay to demonstrate that they were willing to risk their lives to gain the vote. Over 90,000 women also joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) to look after injured soldiers. An example of a member of the VAD was Elsie Inglis.
Women were required to work during the Blitz due to a shortage of labour. After the war, women had gained more respect seen as they had been left with the responsibility of keeping the rest of the country going. The Blitz had opened up a number of opportunities for women within the workplace. The British government introduced a variety of methods as a way of trying to overcome the situation such as evacuation and improvement in women’s working environment. Despite many alternatives of solutions, the British peoples’ lives still changed dramatically.