Valued exposure: Pie lunch

Three land girls relax in the straw and eat their pie lunch in 1942

Three land girls relax in the straw and eat their pie lunch in 1942.

The Women's Land Army was set up in June 1939 to help on farms, increase the amount of food grown in Britain and replace male agricultural workers, who were away fighting the war.

At its peak in 1943, there were 80,000 Land Girls who carried out tasks such as hoeing, ploughing, lifting potatoes, lambing and looking after poultry.

Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images

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