The hoover institutions new exhibition women and the great war will open thursday november 6 2014 in the herbert hoover memorial exhibit pavilion next to hoover tower on the stanford university campus and run through saturday april 25 2015. Another significant change to womens service during the great war is that american civilian women donned uniforms the women in world war i object group was made possible through the generous support of bette and lindsey hagan and the james lollar hagan internship program. When you think about world war one you think of men fighting to death in the mud all too often the immense contribution of women as nurses medics ammunition workers and so many more has been . Women and the first world war many historians argue that the first world war was a watershed for women in britain in reality the development of womens political and economic rights between 1914 and 1918 was more complicated than such arguments allow. Women in world war i were mobilized in unprecedented numbers on all sides the vast majority of these women were drafted into the civilian work force to replace conscripted men or work in greatly expanded munitions factories
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