How dangerous was it volunteering for the WVS? (3)

We have now seen at least three different types of sources which we can use to work out what happened to members of the WVS and how accounts differ.

At its height WVS had over one million members, making it the largest volunteering organisation in British history, that’s one in ten of the female population in Britain during WWII.

Using all of the sources below see if you can answer the questions.

How dangerous was it working for the WVS (3): questions

Reading Narrative Report extract, February 1943

Leicester Narrative Report extract, November 1940

Ramsgate Narrative Report extract, November 1943

Bristol Narrative Report extract, December 1940

Haslemere Narrative Report extract, March 1943

You can find out more about the bombing raid on Reading at:
www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar

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