The short days are beginning to fade and the lighter, longer days are on the way: hooray! At this time of the year, I always feel as though I have been away through that famous wardrobe to the land of Narnia, or stepped out of Dr Who’s Tardis after a dreamy adventure.
Coming back down to earth and easing into spring, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs are just around the corner! It’s also Women’s History Month, and at The National Archives we are celebrating the history of women from different historical periods throughout the 20th century.
I have always been amazed at the contribution and courage of women who served in the Second World War, not only on the front line (Women’s Royal Naval Service, Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and Auxiliary Territorial Service) but also the land and factory girls, throwing away the oven gloves for pitch forks and parachutes. Continue reading »