World War I, or otherwise known as ‘The Great War’, began with Austria-Hungry declaring war on Serbia. This historical event that lasted between 1914 and 1918 was a turning point for many great powers of Western Society, and many less influential groups, one of which being women. The impact of World War I on Australian women was detrimental to changing the perspective of female roles in society. The war challenged women to take part in capacities that were previously dominated by men. The heretofore-frail homemakers of the 1900’s were able to step up into society by fulfilling paid jobs, forming strong political views and volunteering to help to war efforts.
In World War II (WWII) the Allied victory was attributed to many things, one of which was the women who mainly supported soldiers from the home front. In WWII women played a large role in supporting Canada, and if it was not for them Canada would have lost the war. They supported from the home front, they supported at the warfront, and they supported from behind the scenes.
“‘I try to remind Americans that for the Vietnamese it was “The American War,’ and the battle was on their soil’” (as cited in Anderson 132). Sometimes the United States forgets that not only American soldiers were being wounded and that not only U.S. families were receiving devastating news about a family member, but also Vietnamese families. Americans need to understand that although the Vietnamese caused damage to the U.S., the U.S. delivered just as much destruction in return. Several nurses and medics tried to heal severe injuries caused to American soldiers. Around 90 percent of enlisted and volunteer women were military nurses and almost all women in the military were volunteers (History.com Staff). The nurses were to return soldiers
The aim of this essay is to discover what life was like in Australia during World War 2. Because we should know what it would of being like living in the war. On the 3rd of September, 1939 Australia declared war on Germany to help there allies in the United Kingdom. In 1940 and 1941, Australian troops saw action in the Middle East and North Africa. In January 1941, Australian troops helped capture Bardia and Tobruk in Libya. Soon the war would come closer to home. On 8th December 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbour, Australia declared war on Japan. The Japanese offensive in New Guinea was the most direct threat Australia faced. Fortunately, the Americans staved off a naval attack on Australia at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942. The Japanese Army then attempted to reach Port Moresby, New Guinea, by land. This led to the bloody battles at Gona and Buna. By the end of the war, Australia had lost about 30000 women and men.
World War II, ushered in opportunity, prosperity, and an entirely new lifestyle for many Australians. The war helped the Australian economy out of depression by employing millions, this especially had an impact on the women of Australia.
World War 1 plays a very significant part in Australia’s history. Over 50,000 men enlisted in 1914 after the war was declared in August. A lot of men enlisted in order to defend the empire and Britain as they felt like they had some form of attachment and to the Empire. Most Australians also saw themselves as British so they felt obliged to enlist in the war. When the empire called for people to enlist in the war many men and women thought it was their duty to the empire to do so. Although patriotic duty had a large appeal during the war, a lot of the other men enlisted for more personal reasons like to get an income, for a holiday out of Australia or for an adventure.
Good morning Ms Eagle and 10B. World War 2 started during 1939 and continued to 1945. These 6 years consisted of bloody battles and brought terrible trauma. This multimodal presentation will discuss the impact World War 2 had on the Australian citizens living and working in Australia during the war. My hypothesis for this topic is that the war changed Australians lives severely. I believe their lives during the time of the war would have been very hard, constantly living in fear of what was to come. I think they would have felt very controlled by the government and put under a lot of pressure to contribute as much as they could. To prove my hypothesis I will out line 3 main ideas. Firstly, what was the war like in Australia? How did the war
Before World War II began, women were not a large part of the workforce. Women were expected to stay at home and take care of the children and the house while their husbands went to work. The Second World War changed these views and women’s labour was recognized as a valuable resource. Women’s employment was a new idea and was strange for some people to see. The beginning of the war was a pivotal point in the changes coming for women in the workforce. In my paper I will be discussing how and why women’s employment in Canada changed because of WWII.
The Great War was a long and dangerous journey in which there was a lot of death and sadness. Many people contributed in different ways, whether they fought, nursed, volunteered or took over the jobs of those who had gone to fight. Since all the men went to fight in the war, they needed women to start taking over their jobs. Women started working in factories and jutting out of domestic roles. One of the many women who had significantly contributed towards the Great War included a nurse named Laura Adelaide Gamble, who will be further explored throughout this report.
EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF WORLD WAR I ON THE ROLE AND PERCEPTION OF WOMEN IN AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY.
As World War II developed more and more Australian men were conscripted by the British Empire to join the war and therefore tens-of-thousands of men left Australia, leaving their wives and children behind. On the home front, women dealt with the consequences of war in an extreme manner which consisted of managing children and family accountabilities alone, shortages of resources, as well as their concerns for the future, and the grief of losing loved ones. Although this was a distressing and challenging time for the women population within Australia it also enabled them to access ‘a man’s world’ and be successful within the economical workspace, which was previously not accessible to them prior to the war.
It was easy to misjudge the work that nurses did in the 1940’s because of how differently they were treated from men. They were often overlooked at how important they were to the military. Nurses in World War II were heavily relied on. Nurses had to go through extensive training to join the Army Nurse Corps. Just like soldiers, they too went through tough hardships along the duration of the war. Not only did nurses have to be tough minded to live in conditions not suited for women, they also had to be creative in the field. An important figure in the war was Ruby Bradly. She was a tough nurse who endured hardships as a P.O.W. and was heavily respected after the war. The Army Nurse Corps created opportunities later on in life for women
Women have always played an important role in the history of the United States. Throughout different time periods, their roles in society and in government have changed in many ways. Whether women were helping the war manufacturing effort, striving for suffrage, helping soldiers during the war, or just raising their children; their roles have been influential to the social structure of the United States today. Their desire for equal rights, their willingness to help American soldiers, and the absence of men in the workplace are responsible for the changing role of women.