Good-Bye To All That

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Good-Bye To All That

World War One was a very tragic time with a lot of hardship and tragedy. It was a military conflict that went on from 1914 to 1918. When it started it was a local European war between two countries and then transformed into a big war between many countries with millions of people involved fighting for their country. In his book Good-Bye To All That, Robert Graves speaks about his experience in world war one and the many things that came along with it. He tells us all about his experience in order to give us a better understanding of the time and the events.

There are many different things that have been altered because of the breakout of war. One of these things was the rights of women. When war broke out, many men had to leave their jobs in order to report to war to serve their country.

This meant that the jobs would not be done to their fullest and there would be a decline of goods produced. People were very afraid of food shortage during this time. In 1917 German ships had prevented British supply ships from getting in so this created even more panic. There was also class segregation with the decline of food. The rich people were able to obtain food from the Black Market, and the poor were suffering. This is where the women stepped in, there were about 30,000 women who had signed up for the 'Women's Land Army' in order to fill the vacancy left by the men. They worked as hard as they could in order to produce as much food as physically possible. Women also began to work in factories. Many factory owners did not like this idea because they were scared that they...