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Recognising and celebrating the working lives of women in the First World War, against the backdrop of the struggle for female suffrage.

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  • Immortalised: A Design Competition inviting proposals for new ways of remembering events, people and identities in the public realm. historicengland.org.uk/get-involved/h… via @HistoricEngland

  • Katherine Quinlan-Flatter explores the story of Manfred von Richthofen, the ‘Red Baron’, a German First World War fighter pilot shot down 100 years ago today. ow.ly/5SG430jAR40 Image credit © IWM (Q 42284) #FirstWorldWar

  • On Monday (23 April) you can join our expert panel for a #WomensWork100 film screening @ic_uhi Three short archive and contemporary films tell the stories of women on the home front and the front-lines of the #FWW ow.ly/CGTw30jzCM5 @ThinkUHI #Inverness Image © IWM (HU 82182

  • Tomorrow evening (19 April) Dr Elizabeth Bruton @sciencemuseum reveals the little-known history of female wireless telegraphists in the First World War & their fight for opportunities to contribute to the war effort alongside their male colleagues. ow.ly/fguc30jyDlP

  • Find out about plans for Anzac Day 2018, on 25 April 2018, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commemorative Ceremony @AWMemorial ow.ly/OnG130jtG4v #CHOGM2018 #Commonwealth

WomensWork100 Research Workshops

Join IWM Librarian, Sarah Paterson, for a free research workshop exploring the working lives of women during the First World War.

Photograph showing women writing and typing. Shows the interior of female typists office at the POWIB, where the lists of POWs were typed on double foolscap sheets. The offices of the institution were at 49 Wellington Street, Strand, London.