WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 13 – The Munitionettes

I sat down this month intending to write a post about the women who spent the war surrounded by explosives and chemicals  – which turned their skins yellow, earning them the nickname of the Canaries, and caused many long term health issues – making the bullets and bombs that our Armies – at the various fronts – so desperately needed. And then I realised that my post making was superfluous because Gemma Lawrence had created one for IWM website that contained everything I had wanted to say and more.

So this is less of a post and more of a request that you go and take a look at “A Day In The Life Of A Munitions Worker“, which contains some fantastic archive footage that will give you a far better understanding of what these women experienced than me attempting to put it into words!

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