When you think about world war one you think of men fighting to death in the mud all too often the immense contribution of women as nurses medics ammunition workers and so many more has been . Women have long been involved in the military during times of war though not always in a capacity that we might recognize as traditionally military for centuries women have followed armies many of them soldiers wives providing indispensable services such as cooking nursing and laundry. The hoover institutions new exhibition women and the great war will open thursday november 6 2014 in the herbert hoover memorial exhibit pavilion next to hoover tower on the stanford university campus and run through saturday april 25 2015. Women and the first world war many historians argue that the first world war was a watershed for women in britain in reality the development of womens political and economic rights between 1914 and 1918 was more complicated than such arguments allow. The first world war was fought on two fronts in a military sense it was fought on the battlefields throughout europe the gallipoli peninsular and other such theaters of war but on the home front it was the arduous efforts of women that kept the country running
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