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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 05, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 13

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"GIRL IN OVERALLS" REVOLUTIONIZES GREAT
BRITAIN THREE MILLION TODAY
BY MARY BOYLE O'REILLY
New York, March 5. On the night
in London that war with Germany
was declared, while eager recruits
sang the anthems of the allies, a
working girl wearing a long linen
coat sprang on the plinth of Nelson's
column to address the crowd in Tra
falgar square.
"Men cannot fight alone," she
criod."War gives women work to do."
Another girl climbed up beside
her, followed by another, each wear
ing factory overalls.
There .were three that night
there are more, than three million
now. In a country swept of its
young manhood, the Girl in Overalls
is everywhere, working at every
thing. In their uniform of preparedness,
poor women and peeresses are one
great sisterhood.
Crilics laughed at women's wire-

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