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Letter to Miss May Ness

The Forces Bulletin

The Forces Bulletin was sent to all M&S staff serving in the Forces - no matter where in the world they were! The first issue went out in January 1944, with 24 issues printed in total.

 

This edition includes answers to a questionnaire for female employees published by Flora Solomon. At the end of the War many people, especially women, were unsure if they would have a job to return to. These comments demonstrate the affection and gratitude employees felt towards M&S for the support from the Company during the war years. It also provides a fascinating snap-shot of the types of work undertaken by women in wartime.

This is a transcription of the responses to Flora Solomon's questionnaire in the Forces Bulletin.

A different questionnaire but completed by Flora's boss Simon Marks when he was 16.




Detail from M&S Forces Bulletin of 1945
M&S Forces Bulletin of 1945