Don’t ignore the great women of the Great War

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The most poignant discovery I made last year was that my grandfather had not only fought in the First World War at the Battle of the Somme 1916, but that he had made it out alive. Seeing his medal was a tangible reminder.

What I hadn’t thought about was how my grandmother coped with his absence. Did she undertake work in the munitions factory or find other ways of helping to fill the gap left by the menfolk fighting in the trenches?

As my English department, in collaboration with art, drama and music, started to prepare the school’s tribute to those who fought and those who kept the country ...

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