Trümmerfrauen---literally translated as ruins women or rubble women, is the German-language name for women who, in the aftermath of World War II helped clear and reconstruct the bombed cities. They also tended the wounded, buried the dead and salvaged belongings, and began the grueling task of rebuilding war-torn Germany.
The Queen's mother-in-law. Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969) was the mother of Prince Philip. She was born deaf, but read lips in several languages. She married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903 and had 5 children. Her family was exiled from Greece in 1917. Forced to spend many years in an asylum while her son, Phillip lived with Mountbatten her later years were devoted to charity and she founded the order of nuns known as the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary.