First World War Women

Their war, their lives, their stories

Imperial War Museum

Cogs in the Machinery of War

In this talk, Viv tells a compelling 50 minutes worth of stories in vivid detail about life in munitions factories, including local Grays, Essex employer Kynoch.

From cameraderie, to canteen conditions, the need for a 'pee ticket' to visit freezing rat infested latrines, long hours and, of course, the dangers, Viv tells it all. And it is a sobering thought that the risk of being seriously injured or killed when working in a munitions factory was actually greater than the risk men faced when men serving in the forces!

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