Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday Video: Dressing the Women's Land Army During World War II

Friday, October 26, 2018

Susan reporting,

Due to some technical difficulties - looking at you, Comcast - our Friday Video is appearing for Saturday instead this week.

Here's another short video from our friends at CrowsEye Productions. Active during both the First and Second World Wars, the Women's Land Army was a British civilian organization created to fill agriculture jobs with women workers and therefore free more men for military service. While this video does show the kind of uniforms worn by the women in the 1940s, it also gives a glimpse of their lives as country laborers - a life that was likely new to many of the women who were from cities. Don't miss the hand-knitted sweaters and socks, plus some wonderful vintage tractors.

Many thanks to costumer, historian, and producer Pauline Loven for continuing the share these videos with us. From our stats, it's clear you enjoy them as much as we do!

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Deb Mac said...

As a former Moline resident, I shuddered when I heard Minneapolis-Moline. It's pronounced Molene. Otherwise, it was an enjoyable and interesting video.

Pauline Loven said...

Thank you for the correction on the pronunciation Deb. It must be an Anglicisation of the name by people to received the tractors when they were shipped over and never heard the native pronunciation only read the label!

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