Old Town Week
Women and the First World War on Film
A selection of silent films showing women in various types of war work.
Cast includes: Various
Includes Introduction from special guest Fiona Kelly
90 Mins including Q&A / UK
This selection of silent films from the Imperial War Museum’s First World War collection shows women in various types of war work, the women’s services and in their roles of wives and mothers. Made for both male and female audiences, they are a unique historical record. These films provide a fascinating insight into the position of British women in wartime in the years leading up to the legislation which gave (some) women the vote.
Introduced by Fiona Kelly, Film Curator at the London Imperial War Museum, researching the film collection as well as licensing footage for television productions.