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Pictured: Author Emily Ashworth's grandmother Vera May Whyte Ashworth joined the Women's Land Army in 1944. Vera and husband James pictured on their wedding day.
Rarely seen photos of the Women's Land Army who played a vital role in defeating Adolf Hitler in World War Two feature in a new book.
The patriotic women stepped into the breach to replace men fighting on the front line and keep the nation's agriculture going.
This enabled food production to carry on, so Britons did not starve when the country's shipping was blockaded by the Nazis.
The previously untold stories of some of the 'land girls' are revealed by farming journalist Emily Ashworth in her new book, The Land Army's Lost Women.