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Être une femme en 14-18 - Being a Woman in 14-18

Être une femme en 14-18 - Being a Woman in 14-18

Saturday 7 June 2014 - 09:00 to Wednesday 6 August 2014 - 17:00

Women, already working in coal mines and weaving factories since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, found themselves at the heart of the action in towns and villages behind the battle-lines during the First World War.  Woman led their own war: from factories to the fields, in hospitals, to the rear of the battlefields and also in the heart of towns and cities: constructing tramlines, delivering post, comforting through letter writing…
They were a part of both the war effort and changing ideas: it was the era of tomboys and suffragettes; women began to gain more freedom and have liberated ideas. This exhibition invites you to discover their vast journey.

Organiser: 
Syndicat mixte Baie de Somme 3 Vallées
03 22 24 40 74
Venue of event: 
Centre Culturel de Rencontres de l’Abbaye de Saint Riquier
Place de l'église
80135 Saint-Riquier