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Land girls came from a very wide range of pre-war occupations before joining the Women’s Land Army. Some had worked in domestic service, an occupation which diminished enormously after the war, when the complaint of many affluent middle class families was “you just can’t get the servants”. Most had worked in factories, mills or shops, but there were others who had been office workers and technicians. What they were asked to do on farms and in market gardens was usually totally different and very physically demanding.

"Funny the different kinds of jobs these land girls had..." Cartoon. Source: Laughs Around The Land Courtesy of Stuart Antrobus

Source: Laughs Around The Land
Courtesy of Stuart Antrobus