The Great War: The Home Front
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Those left at home were reminded that there was still Work of National Importance to be done, which included everything from raising funds for the war effort and buying war bonds, to farming, and the taking over of jobs left by the men who had gone to fight. Many women would work in the dangerous munitions factories, where the risk of explosion and infection from chemicals was high. People in reserved occupations such as miners and ship builders where encouraged to work even harder, as they literally fuelled the war effort.
Bishop of London
Sitter associated with 53 portraits
Economist and Conservative politician; MP for Ilford
Sitter in 2 portraits
Soldier, explorer and mystic
Sitter in 8 portraits
War-worker and president of the Queen Alexandra’s Field Force Fund; wife of 1st Earl of Ypres
Sitter in 5 portraits
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