Canary girls

Canary girls

By Miss G. M. West

The text is taken from a book called „On Her Their Lives Depend: Munitions Workers in the Great War“ by Angela Woollacott.

The particles of acid
land on your face
make you nearly mad,
like pins and needles
only much more so;

They land on your clothes
make brown specks all over them,
they rot your handkerchiefs
get up your nose
down your throat,
into your eyes,
so that you are blind
speechless by
the time your hour is up
you make your escape.

Source and copyright: A quote by a Miss G. M. West from a book called „On Her Their Lives Depend: Munitions Workers in the Great War“ by Angela Woollacott.

Miss G. M. West

Miss G. M. West joined the Women Police Service during the war and was sent to police one of the munitions factories in Britain. Read more…

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