Women's Land Army girls in Gosford, Australia, Thousands of women joined the Women's Land Army on the home front during World War II. They kept farms and food production going and helped to feed both the civilian population and service personnel.
The Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, the Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the WWI the Land Army had a full-time membership of members. The number exceeded during WWII.
Armed with volunteer spirit—and armloads of chickens—a trio from Britain’s Women’s Land Army did its part for the war effort in Fighting the food shortage at home while their men fought for freedom abroad. Photograph from Hulton Archive/Getty Images, 1940