Land girls was created by roland moore and commissioned by the bbc to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the second world war the programme was bbc daytimes first commission of a period drama. The womens land army wla was a british civilian organisation created during the first and second world wars so women could work in agriculture replacing men called up to the military women who worked for the wla were commonly known as land girls . Three million british men fought in world war one but just as important to the war effort were the women they left behind by 1915 germanys best chance of victory lay in starving britain into . Land girls did a wide variety of jobs on the land they worked in all weathers and conditions and could be directed to work anywhere in the country here are 10 surprising facts about the work of the wla during the second world war. A bbc spokeswoman said land girls is part of a commemoration of the outbreak of the second world war and we have endeavoured to be as historically accurate as possible within the bounds of a
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