Central Office of Information pamphlet. This government publication explores the attitude of the public to the involvement of women in military service. It is one of many rare books, pamphlets and government documents covering women’s contribution to the armed forces and home front during WWII. The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) was the women's branch of the British Army during WWII. It was formed on 9 September 1938, initially as a women's voluntary service, and existed until 1 February 1949, when it was merged into the Women's Royal Army Corps.