WW2 Photos: Girls Know Their Potatoes

Sorting Potatoes

Source: Catherine Procter Collection

‘These hardy members of the Britain’s Women’s Land Army sort potatoes under the watchful eyes of farmers during a recent demonstration of their skill. The girls demonstrated every phase of their farm work. Since the start of the war, women have shouldered most of the work in Britain’s fields. The Land Army, started with 16,000, hopes to put 100,000 women between 18 and 45 years of age in the fields of Britain.’

2nd April 1943

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