By Mark McConville
THE VITAL role British women played in the World War One victory has been revealed in a series of pictures released 100 years after the conflict.
Incredible images show women as British Army Auxiliaries, working as stretcher bearers and carpenters near the front line. Two brave British women who lived within 500 yards of the front line are pictured digging up the nose cap of a shell that fell in the garden of their new Dressing Station.
Other stunning shots show women driving ambulances near the front line in France and tending to wounded British soldiers and German prisoners.
British women also played an important role on the home front and are pictured making splints, surgical dressings and comfort bags for wounded American soldiers.
The ladies also helped to keep morale up by visiting American soldiers in hospital, with the image showing the American army hospital in Dartford.
The other side of the war is not forgotten either as women and children are pictured waiting in a bread line as hunger spread across the country.