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Although the Selective Service agency granted 4,192,000 draft deferments to farmers throughout the course of World War II, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recognized that this number alone would never be enough to harvest the food necessary to feed both the home front and the armed forces. With this shortage in mind, the Women's Land Army was created in 1943 to provide that essential farm labor that proved so vital in winning the war. Between the years 1943 and 1945 millions of American women from various backgrounds rolled up their denim sleeves and got the job done. The attached magazine article is one of the first to tell the tale of this organization, and was printed at a time when there were only 60,000 women in the field.

     


The Women's Land Army in World War Two (Click Magazine, 1943)

The Women's Land Army in World War Two (Click Magazine, 1943)

The Women's Land Army in World War Two (Click Magazine, 1943)

The Women's Land Army in World War Two (Click Magazine, 1943)

The Women's Land Army in World War Two (Click Magazine, 1943)

The Women's Land Army in World War Two (Click Magazine, 1943)

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