As they had done during the First World War, women made warm clothing for New Zealand men serving in the Second World War. They spun wool and knitted socks, scarves and jumpers. By May 1945 1,168,963 items had been knitted. This film from 1942 shows women spinning and knitting for naval servicemen.
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Reference: They toil and spin. National Film Unit, 1942.
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