When war broke out in 1914, all militant suffragette action ceased. From that point, all focus was on the war effort. The following extract is typical of the patriotism of both suffragists & suffragettes.
Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 15 October 1915
The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies
(Non-Party and Non-Militant)
Contains over 602 Societies and 16 Federations
Mrs. Fawcett L.L.D
Miss Druce, Thornhill, Sevenoaks
At this crisis the N.U. has suspended political activities in order to utilise its large organisation for the relief of distress caused by war. It desires to illustrate the truth that Suffragists desire duties rather than rights, and that their ideal is the service of humanity.