Kate Adie: Fighting on the Home Front: the legacy of women in World War I
Sunday, 14th October 2018
Duration: 1hr 30mins
When World War I broke out a generation of men went off to fight. Bestselling author Kate Adie, CBE, shows how women emerged from the shadow of their domestic lives. Now a visible force in public life, they began to take up essential roles – from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment and even politics. They had finally become citizens, a recognized part of the war machine, acquiring their own rights and often an independent income.
Former BBC Chief News Correspondent, Kate charts the move towards equal rights with men that began a century ago and asks what these women achieved for future generations. This is history at its best – not only a vivid, compelling account of the pioneering women who helped win the war but a revealing assessment of their legacy for women today.