Women in Peace and War
Posted on May 20, 2015
A new exhibition opened at the Frauen Museum in Bonn in April and I was delighted to have this art work accepted. The laser etched panels show images of women munition workers in Falkirk during the First World War with the lines of Lee’s poem Every Bullet has a Billet below each photograph. The thin beech panels are laced together with corset laces. Women could not wear any metal in case of explosion so their constricting ‘stays’ had to go… whilst many relished the pay and the opportunity to ‘do their bit’ war work was long and arduous and physically disabled many workers. Thanks to Falkirk Archive for permission to use the photographs. The exhibition continues until November.