His mother (the writer and renowned gardener) Vita Sackville-West is bowled over with excitement in April 1918 on discovering the clothes worn by women in the Land Army.
They are liberating - and open new doors and horizons for her....She later wrote to her very close friend Violet Trefusis:
"I had just got clothes like the women-on-the-land were wearing, and in the unaccustomed freedom of breeches and gaiters I went into wild spirits; I ran, I shouted, I jumped, I climbed, I vaulted over gates, I felt like a school boy let out on a holiday....."
Later she was to write a history of the Women's Land Army. World War One changed society - and life - for women generally.