Photograph of the workforce of a war establishment in Piemonte



In Italian factories – particularly those of heavy industry – thousands of women replaced the men who had gone to war. It was calculated that at the end of the war in Italy there were 180,000 female factory workers. This photograph was published in a book called Le Donne d'Italia Nelle Industrie di Guerra, which translates as The Contribution of Women to the War Industry.


Migliaia di donne sostituirono nelle fabbriche - in particolar modo nell'industria pesante - gli uomini che erano stati inviati al fronte. La presenza femminile, alla fine della guerra in Italia, arrivò a toccare le 180.000 unità.

Full title
Photograph "La maestranza di uno stabilimento di guerra del Piemonte" [The workforce of a war establishment in Piemonte] from Le Donne d'Italia Nelle Industrie di Guerra
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Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
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