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Women's Army Auxiliary Corps waitresses setting tables, 1917 (c).

Photograph, World War One (1914-1918), 1917 (c).

The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was formed in January 1917 to free up valuable and experienced soldiers from the rear areas for front line service. The women who replaced them were employed in a variety of jobs. As well as cooking and waiting on officers, they served as clerks, telephone operators, store-women, drivers, printers, bakers and cemetery gardeners.

From an album of 55 photographs relating to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs).

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NAM. 1995-01-23-14


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study collection

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