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The aim of the Women’s Land Army was to seek out an entirely new source of labour to work on the land. This meant recruiting young women from mainly urban backgrounds. Most were from a working-class background, whose previous work might have been in factories, shops or in domestic service. However, some recruits came from more middle-class, well-educated backgrounds which might not, at first, seem an appropriate source for manual labourers…

By the cartoonist, Sillince, originally for Punch magazine, 18 June 1941. Source: "Laughs on the Land", a 1940s anthology of cartoons. Courtesy of Stuart Antrobus.

By the cartoonist, Sillince, originally for Punch magazine, 18 June 1941
Source: “Laughs on the Land”, a 1940s anthology of cartoons.
Courtesy of Stuart Antrobus.