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.
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."
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