The womens land army wla was a british civilian organisation created during the first and second world wars so women could work in agriculture . The womens land army was first created during world war one this was an era when a great deal of farm work was done by men with so many young men called up for the armed services there was a real gap in farm workers. Womens land army womens land army wla us federally established organization that from 1943 to 1947 recruited and trained women to work on farms left untended owing to the labour drain that arose during world war ii. The womans land army of america wlaa operated from 1917 to 1919 organized in 42 states and employing more than 20000 women it was inspired by the women of great britain who had organized as the womans land army also known as the land girls or land lassies. The womens land army wla made a significant contribution to boosting britains food production during the second world war before the second world war britain had imported much of its food when war broke out it was necessary to grow more food at home and increase the amount of land in
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