by Stuart Antrobus
During the Second World War Britain knew it would have a hard job to feed the nation. Young women, mainly from towns and cities, were recruited to work on farms and market gardens to replace men who went to fight. The Women's Land Army (despite its name - a civilian organisation) was set up to make this happen.
By clicking on the links below you can find out more about the part Land Girls played in helping to win "the war in the fields".
Page last updated: 14th February 2022