Women and Industry in the First World War at IWM North

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Women and Industry in the First World War, at IWM North in Manchester, is a photographic display what considers the role of female workers during the First World War.

The display, outside IWM North, comprises six images by the official First World War photographer GP Lewis that have been enlarged to fill huge, five-metre-high frames.

Women in the First World War

Lewis was an official photographer of the home front. His brief included capturing images of heavy industry and within this he photographed women workers in the glass, automotive and food industries.

The images help to show visitors the wide range of roles performed by women during the First World War.

Visitors are invited to contact IWM North on Twitter #IWMNorth or on Facebook if they recognise family members in any of GP Lewis’ photographs on display.

The show runs until 28 September 2014.

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