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A female trolley driver signals a left turn on a platform at Liverpool Street Station, London, WW1

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London, 1916 - the war gave women a rare chance to show their equal worth in highly responsible jobs such as guard seen here. As soon as the war finished these jobs became for "men only" once more.

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London North Western Railway staff at London, Euston station in 1907. A splendidly uniformed passenger guard on the left is posed in conversation with two porters.

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....I climbed the Northern Line today, A feat accomplished day by day, Delays, suspensions so they say, Disrupt the start of every day, Rarely, do they seem to run this line, Abandon succeeding routes on time, May loose your job but that's just fine,

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Dramatic photographs from WW1 that show the carnage... and courage

Before disaster struck: Women workers stack live shells destined for the trenches at the huge munitions factory at Chilwell in Nottinghamshire in 1917. A few months later, on 1 July, 1918, 250 workers were killed when eight tons of TNT explosive at the factory blew up. Only 32 bodies could be positively identified

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