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Almost  70 years ago Lorna Johnston's life was hell ... as a prisoner of war in Yokohoma, Japan, surviving on eating the glue off envelopes. The 96-year-old Kohimarama resident is the only survivor of a group of 76 Australian POW nurses and is returning to Japan, the country that caused her so much pain, this time for an official apology.

Almost 70 years ago Lorna Johnston's life was hell . as a prisoner of war in Yokohoma, Japan, surviving on eating the glue off envelopes. The Kohimarama resident is the only survivor of a group of 76 Australian POW nurses.

Goodbye

Goodbye at Pennsylvania Station, 1944 photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Bev Gerow and friend, Val. S going to work.

Previous pinner wrote: "Bev Gerow (nee Siciliano) and friend, Val S. taken going to work in May, My mom, Bev was 15 years old at the time. She worked at Leckie’s shoe factory in Vancouver.

650 officers and enlisted men of a Cavalry unit created this human representation of a horse head, 1910s

Camp Cody, New Mexico, 650 officers and enlisted men of the Auxiliary Remount Depot No a cavalry unit, created this human horse head in tribute to the horses lost in WWI.

My Grandparents 1945-ish :) A timeless photo of their love. Married 45 years and reunited in heaven June 2, 2014.

Original Caption: "My Grandparents :) A timeless photo of their love. Married 45 years and reunited in heaven June

Libération de Paris, 25 août 1944

An American soldier receives a kiss in gratitude for the liberation of Paris during World War II - August 25 1944

Parting: Evacuees waiting for their train out of London  This is the beginning of the Narnia Chronicles.  Sweet children.

The kindness of strangers: A LITTLE GIRL'S WAR BY WENDY APPLETON

World War II Pin-up Girl, Margie Stewart's career as a World War II pin-up girl took off in the mid-1940s after she appeared in her first movie, "Bombardier.

historicaltimes: “ World War II Pin-up Girl, Margie Stewart’s career as a World War II pin-up girl took off in the after she appeared in her first movie, “Bombardier.

... in the station.

Couple in Penn Station sharing farewell kiss before he ships off to war during WWII. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) Jan 1943

War Production Board’s Cooking Fats – How to Make Cooking Fats Do Double Duty (1943)

How to Make Cooking Fats Do Double Duty, Fats for Gun Powder, from the 1943 Newark Evening News by the War Production Board. Donate your oils and fats!

Two women welders at Wagner Electric Company. Photograph by Oscar C.  Kuehn, 1942-45.  Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints  Collections. Industrial Buildings. N34597.

Two women welders at Wagner Electric Company. Photograph by Oscar C. Kuehn, Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collections.

Louis Zamperini - Olympic athlete, WWII  Prisoner of War (Japan) - subject of the book UNBROKEN

Louis Zamperini: former olympian, world war II prisoner of war, and true american hero. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption is a 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand.

From December 1941 all women aged 18 to 50, except those exempted, were required to do National Service. They could either join one the uniformed women's services,or seek work in a factory.The contribution made by the women factory workers must be among the most neglected aspect of WW2.The factories were the target of enemy bombers & their homes were near those factories.They worked long hours, spent nights in air raid shelters & survived under food and fuel rationing conditions.

From December 1941 all women aged 18 to except those exempted, were required to do National Service. They could either join one the uniformed women's services,or seek work in a factory.The contribution made by the women factory workers must be among t

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