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Women in War – Police

circa 1916 Members of the Women's Police Service_0000

Members of the Women Police Service, around 1916.

During World War One, when men going to the front depleted the male workforce, women filled their places. The police forces were no exception. Although their role was still limited, it went beyond that of before the war, when women, often the wives of policemen, were used merely to observe propriety for female prisoners.

 

circa 1916 Members of the Women's Police Service

Original B&W photo.

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