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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 7 August 2014
This is an excellent activity pack for those with
an interest in the essential role that women had
during WW2 in the UK.

It is, however, a misnomer to offer this product as
"a toy". Albeit replicas, the varied contents of the
packs are a good Primary and Secondary source of
evidence for those doing Women's Studies or as an
aid to teaching wartime history at school level.

The pack contains recruitment brochures on "Life
in the WRNS". A Women's Land Army members leaflet,
showing wages, conditions and expectations. There
are also recruitment materials for the ATS, which
women from the ages of 17-43 were encouraged to
join, many did, including my Mum.

Leaflets on life in the WAAF, an auxiliary force
for women who supported the RAF. Other ephemera are
a handwritten letter from a nurse, photographs,
and perhaps the most poignant of all, a Red Area Pass
for the Danger Area at the Royal Ordnance Factory in
Chorley, Lancashire, where women made, filled and
packed bombs and shells for use at the Front, a job
that was dangerous in the extreme.

To round off the pack there is a copy of "Home Companion"
a weekly magazine aimed at Women on the Home Front, which
cost 2d, and is full of tips, adverts of the era and Make
Do and Mend ideas, and a small book of wartime recipes
with such questionable items as Mock Goose, or "Egg-less,
Butter-less, Sugar-less, Milk-less Cake".
Some twenty items in all which will give students a glimpse
into the major part that women played in keeping the nation
going, whilst the menfolk were away fighting.

It may be a good idea to laminate the paper materials if
they are to be passed around. This product is ideal for
schools, colleges or as memory-joggers for older folk
who remember the war years, and it was for that reason
I bought it.
Well worth the price.
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