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Within this section are various pieces of information where civilians have been involved and affected by conflict.

World War 1

World War One was in many ways the first modern ‘total ‘ war, and it had far reaching implications for the army and civilians alike. It called upon women both to maintain their domestic and familial roles and to take on a variety of new roles in the workplace, meaning many played a fundamental part in the war effort. The war also uprooted millions of European civilians, most of whom were innocent bystanders.

World War 2

World War Two saw many changes, the roles of men within industry were filled by women, rationing was introduced, bombing of civilian population became a norm.

Air Raid Precautions (ARP)

Munitions Workers

Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI)

Auxiliary Fire Service

Enemy Aircraft


Reserved Occupations


Air Raids

Naval & Military Press Military History Books

Last updated 6 May, 2024

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