The Guardian: Women’s Voluntary Services records reveal grassroots wartime life [WWII]

The Guardian: Women’s Voluntary Services records reveal grassroots wartime life. “Among thousands of second world war records available to the public for the first time, detailing the activities of more than 1 million women who joined the Women’s Voluntary Services to help with the war effort on the Home Front, there are glimpses of how desperate life was for many among the jolly accounts of mended toys, gloves knitted out of recycled scraps of wool, darned jumpers and cakes improvised from improbable ingredients.”