British women take on men's jobs on the homefront during World War I
United Kingdom Date:1916 Duration:32 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Women in the industrial workforce on the homefront in Britain during World War 1. Opening scene shows several British women in working garb painting a railroad car. Other women perform manual labor alongside railroad box cars in a rail yard near a factory, as two women pass them pushing a small flatbed rail car loaded with steel rail parts. Change of scene to outdoors, where women are felling trees. Two in foreground are using a grinding wheel to sharpen an axe, while behind them, two push on a tree while two others use a long two-handled saw near its base. They jump clear as the tree falls. Women wielding axes to cut trees, elswehere in the woods. Two women with a two-handled saw, making final cuts on a standing tree, and stepping out of the way as it falls. A woman painter on a scaffold supported by block and tackle rigging four stories high on the side of a city building.
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