During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.

During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.

Poster urging women to join the 'Land Army' during World War Two.

Women of WW2-Land Girls

Poster urging women to join the 'Land Army' during World War Two.

Women and Fashions of the Early 20th Century - World War I Era - Clothing of 1914 - 1920

Women's Fashion During WWI: 1914 - 1920

Women and Fashions of the Early 20th Century - World War I Era - Clothing of 1914 - 1920

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Women's Land Army dungarees, WLA, Land Girls, Home front, WW2, 1940's

World War II Women's Land Army Uniform World ". . .including a pair of cord breeches, canvas overall with tie waist and a pair of Parker Shoes brown leather lace ups (size 7.5) all marked 'Women's Land Army'; knitted fair isle style short sleeved jumper with buttons to the shoulders; pair of ladies K Shoes brown leather brogues with tassel trim and lace; two felt embroidered WLA arm bands, green WLA tie and badge."

World War II Women's Land Army Uniform World ". . .including a pair of cord breeches, canvas overall with tie waist and a pair of Parker Shoes brown leather lace ups (size 7.5) all marked 'Women's Land Army'; knitted fair isle style short sleeved jumper with buttons to the shoulders; pair of ladies K Shoes brown leather brogues with tassel trim and lace; two felt embroidered WLA arm bands, green WLA tie and badge."

A vital war job... A healthy open-air life. Join the Women's Land Army.  -- WWII propaganda poster (Australia, UK), c. 1939-1945.

A vital war job... A healthy open-air life. Join the Women's Land Army. -- WWII propaganda poster (Australia, UK), c. 1939-1945.

Acknowledging women's role in the sustainable food movement

Acknowledging women's role in the sustainable food movement

Patriotic Poster ★ Women's Land Army of the U. Crop Corps Recruitment Poster from 1943 World War II, Pitch in and Help! Join the Women's Land Army of the U. Crop Corps, text over a collage women with Women's Land Army armbands performing assorted farm

A member of the Women's Land Army in uniform. Fashion inspiration for Stagecraft.

A member of the Women's Land Army in uniform. Fashion inspiration for Stagecraft.

British WWII poster, "We could do with thousands more like you.." - Join the Women's Land Army

British WWII poster, "We could do with thousands more like you.." - Join the Women's Land Army

1940s Fashion: The Decade Captured In 40 Incredible Pictures | Marie Claire

1940s Fashion: Iconic Looks And The Women Who Made Them Famous

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