"War work was dangerous, laborious, heavy, dirty.
"Women were blown up in powder factories in accidents with TNT. And there were several hundred deaths, in both France and Britain, just due to explosions alone.
"One of the things that women gained as a result of going into the war factories, aside from decent wages was recognition, a sense that what they did mattered. And it mattered centrally to the most important thing that was going on at that time, which was winning this war."