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An RAF officer, two members of the Women’s Royal Air Force and a civilian celebrate VE Day in London’s Whitehall ~

An RAF officer, two members of the Women’s Royal Air Force and a civilian celebrate VE Day in London’s Whitehall ~

American Army nurses stationed in Melbourne, Australia during WWII ~

American Army nurses stationed in Melbourne, Australia during WWII ~

On May 15, 1942, the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was created.   This photo from May 11, 1943 shows the first contingent of WAAC officers and enlisted women to arrive in Great Britain. They are greeted by the pipe band of the 7th BN. Scottish Home Guard, waiting on the dockside in Gourock, Scotland.   U.S. Army Photo

On May 15, 1942, the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was created. This photo from May 11, 1943 shows the first contingent of WAAC officers and enlisted women to arrive in Great Britain. They are greeted by the pipe band of the 7th BN. Scottish Home Guard, waiting on the dockside in Gourock, Scotland. U.S. Army Photo

A sign outside of Trinity Church in New York invites worshippers to pray for Allied victory in the D-Day invasion

A sign outside of Trinity Church in New York invites worshippers to pray for Allied victory in the D-Day invasion

Peace on Earth: At Christmas, a returned soldier and his family prays in Los Angeles following the end of World War II, by Julian Robinson (December 1945)

Peace on Earth: At Christmas, a returned soldier and his family prays in Los Angeles following the end of World War II, by Julian Robinson (December 1945)

A Soviet soldier dances the polka with a blonde, befurred German girl in central Berlin during the Christmas holiday celebration. December 25, 1945

A Soviet soldier dances the polka with a blonde, befurred German girl in central Berlin during the Christmas holiday celebration. December 25, 1945

Danse Moderne: March 1942. Washington, D.C. "Dancing class at an elementary school." Expert instruction in both the boogie and the woogie. Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. Click to view full size.

Danse Moderne: March 1942. Washington, D.C. "Dancing class at an elementary school." Expert instruction in both the boogie and the woogie. Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. Click to view full size.

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