WW2 Photo: We are the girls that kill the rats

Land Girl Rat Catchers

Source: Catherine Procter Collection

Land Girls on a rat catcher float, 29th October 1945. This photograph was distributed to the New York Bureau to share the work of the British WLA across the Atlantic.

Caption: “HRH Princess Elizabeth attended a recent rally of the Women’s Land Army at Bath, Somerset. Here the Princess stands on the steps as the rat exterminator float rides past. On the float hang rats which have been caught by the women in their war against destructive rodents.”

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