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A Very Happy Farmer

Despite the hard physical work of the women’s land army there was still time for fun. Many of the girls were from the upper and middle classes, the freedom they found in the land army was an eye opener being from sheltered backgrounds. Everyone of the women asked today said it was the best time of their lives. Despite their contribution to winning the war they were never awarded any medals; until just recently the survivors received a BADGE. Sadly Rita (Rachel) Boal pictured here with the farmer and some of her friends, had like many of her service friends passed away before this belated award.

Image and information courtesy of Eric Johnson.

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