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Not only Canadian lumberjacks, members of the Canadian Forestry Corps, logged the forests of Scotland during World War Two. British women were also at work in the woods. Almost 5,000 young British women joined the Women's Land Army Timber Corps. These "lumberjills" worked felling trees and operating sawmills. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/blog/canadian-forestry-corps.

Not only Canadian lumberjacks, members of the Canadian Forestry Corps, logged the forests of Scotland during World War Two. British women were also at work in the woods. Almost 5,000 young British women joined the Women's Land Army Timber Corps. These "lumberjills" worked felling trees and operating sawmills. For more: www.elinorflorence.com/blog/canadian-forestry-corps.

The Forgotten Lumberjills of WWII.  Like the many other amazing heroines of their time, the ladies of the Women’s Timber Corps, aka the Lumberjills, stepped into unconventional britches in order to keep the industry, and country, moving while the men were off at war.

Circa What do you call lady Lumberjacks? Why Lumberjills, of course. Here they’ve taken over the job of felling and stripping young trees — Image by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection

The Women's Timber Corps: Lumberjills were Drafted at the Outbreak of War to Ensure Britain had Enough Home Grown Timber Crucial for the Construction of Aircraft, Railways, Shipbuilding, Charcoal for Explosives & Gas Mask Filters, Plus Everyday Uses such as Packaging and Coffins. Out in All Weathers the Hours were Long, the Work Hard and Heavy. The Muscles these Lasses must Have had!!

Forgotten heroines of - The Women's Timber Corps, otherwise known as 'Lumberjills'. The Lumberjills were a unit of of The Women's Land Army along with The Land Girls, who are more often used as the iconic image of the Women's Home Front.

"Lumber Jills" of the Women's Timber Corps.  While the Land Girls harvested crops, the Lumber Jills harvested timber. For the most part, their uniforms were identical to the Land Girls, with the exception of their headgear (green berets instead of brown hats) and their branch specific badge.

Oft forgotten heroines on -Lumberjills of The Women's Timber Corps. Like the many other amazing heroines of their time, the ladies of the Women’s Timber Corps stepped in, in order to keep the industry, and country, moving while the men were off at war.