Women of America

Women’s roles
World War one opened up fundamental new employment opportunities to women.
          The War opened up a wider range of jobs to female workers and hurried the collapse of traditional women's employment, mostly in domestic service. From the 19th century to 1911, between 11 and 13 percent of the female population in England and Wales were servants.
There were many different and important roles for men who went to fight during World War One. Some soldiers could be in the infantry while others worked as ambulance drivers, cooks, engineers and medics.

Major battles Battle of Caporetta October-November 1917

One of the more spectacular successes of the war (by any belligerent), the Battle of Caporetto (also referred to as the Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo) saw combined Austro-Hungarian and German forces decisively break through the Italian line along the northern Isonzo, catching the Italian defenders entirely by surprise.  The scale of the Italian defeat at Caporetto led to both a change in government and Luigi Cadorna's dismissal as Chief of Staff.
Battle of Ypres July-November 1917
Strategically located along the roads leading to the Channel ports in Belgian Flanders, the Belgian city of Ypres had been the scene of numerous battles since the sixteenth century.  With the German failure at the Battle of the Marne in September 1914 and the subsequent Allied counter attacks, the "Race to the Sea" began
battle of Somme July-November 1916
Comprising the main Allied attack on the Western Front during 1916, the Battle of the Somme is famous chiefly on account of the loss of 58,000 British troops (one third of them killed) on the first day of the battle, 1 July 1916, which to this day remains a one-day record.  The attack was launched upon a 30 kilometre front, from north of the Somme river between Arras and Albert, and ran from 1 July until 18 November, at which point it was called off
Battle of Verdun February-December 1916
The German siege of...