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Fascinatin' Rhythm #2114: The New Woman, 04/03/21

Gladys Sandford driving an ambulance in London during WWI, in an illustration by Jenny Cooper

4/3  Episode # 2114

The New Woman  During World War 1, women drove ambulances and served as nurses in France. They had already been agitating for the vote and would soon win it. Even before the War, they were asserting their rights, and venturing out into the world with increasing confidence. Songwriters were picking up the vibe as they began to let these “new women” befuddle their beaus and sing for themselves.