British Women's Land Army,WWII
A 'land girl' planting potatoes at London Transport gardens in Brockley Hill - photograph
A worker in the Women's Land Army, or a 'land girl' as they were often called, poses whilst planting potatoes at London Transport Gardens at Brockley Hill. These vegetables would have been destined for London Transport staff canteens. The W.L.A. was involved in all aspects of agricultural work including ploughing, driving tractors, harvesting, threshing, herding cows and other livestock as well as working in market gardens. -- WWII propaganda photograph (Great Britain, UK), 1941.
BATTLE OF THE LAND: THE WORK OF THE WOMEN'S LAND ARMY ON THE BRITISH HOME FRONT, 1942
Three members of the Women's Land Army do the 'Silo-Step' as part of their training at the Northampton Institute of Agriculture. The silo is filled with layers of hay and molasses and then the Land Girls stamp around on it until it is reduced to one compact mass. The photograph is taken from inside the silo.