WAAC during and after the First World War

Local Studies talk at Darlington Crown Street Library present ‘The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during and after the First World War’ a talk by Professor Alison Fell and Ann Fell.

The First World War was the first time British women entered the ranks of the armed services. Having women in khaki was controversial at the time and untrue rumours about Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) were published in the press. However over 50,000 women enthusiastically joined the WAAC from 1917 and for some of them it had an impact on the rest of their lives. This talk will use a WW1 autograph album that belonged to a North Yorkshire WAAC to highlight some of these women’s stories.

  • Thursday 8th November 2pm
  • £2, book in advance at Local Studies or call 01325 349630 or see Local Studies website