They can't get on without us



DescriptionA Forces recruitment poster for the ATS. It illustrates a smiling young woman in ATS uniform. The backdrop is of uniformed soldiers surrounding an anti-aircraft gun. The slogan ˜They can't get on without us' demonstrates the purpose of the ATS, which was formed on 9 September 1938 to free as many men as possible for service on the front. The women were simply expected to ˜spot' the aircraft, not to fire the guns. But some women did exceed their defined role. Conscription for women was introduced in 1941.
Authorby Dugdale
DateDate unknown
CollectionHomefront
Link sourcehttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/prop/home_front/INF3_0117.htm