"The letter", photographed in London by Cecil Beaton (1940) Beaton took many photographs of bombed-out London, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided.

the letter, 1940 society photographer cecil beaton took many photographs of bombed-out london, concentrating on the strange juxtapositions the debris provided, © cecil beaton, from london. portrait of a city.

Jobs for the girls: Other naval roles available to women included working as motor transport drivers, although as this image shows, that often included doing repairs

Jobs for the girls: Amazing vintage photographs provide a vivid snapshot of working life for British women during World War Two

January A motor transport driver from the Women's Royal Navy Service (WREN's), repairing the engine of her car. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945  Poster recruiting women into the war effort: “Join the WRENS and free a man to join the fleet.”

WOMEN ON THE HOME FRONT 1939 - 1945 Poster recruiting women into the war effort: “Join the WRENS and free a man to join the fleet. I'm pinning this picture, because it illustrates something in a book I'm currently reading.

Such a lovely suit and hat and shoes ~ war era 40s photo print ad skirt jacket war era

The ideal figure became practical too. Still slim, but decidedly curvier than the the woman during WWII should be able to be useful. Skirts grow shorter again, but dresses aren’t low-cut anywhere, even evening wear is rather modest.

Captain Joan Hughes (1944).   By the time she was 22, Joan Hughes, one of the first and the youngest to join - she had started flying at 15 - had clocked up 600 hours ferrying everything from light trainers to heavy four-engine bombers. Hughes used her skills after the war teaching airline pilots and in 1965 starred in the film Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines flying a replica of a 1909 Demoiselle. She died in 1992, aged 74, with 11,800 hours in her logbook...

Silk stocking and Spitfires: The dark reality of the girls who flew dangerous wartime missions

"Captain Joan Hughes prepares to start up a Hudson in September That is Captain. WWII opened many doors for women. They where promptly shut after the war. But the women remembered that they had done "men's work", and done it very well.

Captain Joan Hughes (1944).   By the time she was 22, Joan Hughes, one of the first and the youngest to join - she had started flying at 15 - had clocked up 600 hours ferrying everything from light trainers to heavy four-engine bombers. Hughes used her skills after the war teaching airline pilots and in 1965 starred in the film Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines flying a replica of a 1909 Demoiselle. She died in 1992, aged 74, with 11,800 hours in her logbook...

Silk stocking and Spitfires: The dark reality of the girls who flew dangerous wartime missions

"Captain Joan Hughes prepares to start up a Hudson in September That is Captain. WWII opened many doors for women. They where promptly shut after the war. But the women remembered that they had done "men's work", and done it very well.

The London Underground in Wartime 1944: Miss V Dryden having her hair done by Miss K Lambourn in a London Underground bomb shelter

In pictures: Underground London during the Second World War

In pictures: Underground London during the Second World War - Telegraph Miss V Dryden having her hair done by Miss K Lambourn in a London Underground bomb shelter Picture: GETTY IMAGES

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Nancy Harkness Love, September 22, 1942. With the approach of World War II, Love recognized the coming need for pilots to ferry aircraft and identified highly qualified women pilots who could perform such duties. In September 1942, the Army Air Corps' Air Transport Command approved the creation of a temporary, civilian women's flying corps, the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), under her direction. She is pictured here leaning against a Fairchild PT-19A. SI-96-15604

Nancy Harkness Love, September With the approach of World War II, Love recognized the coming need for pilots to ferry aircraft and identified highly qualified women pilots who could perform such duties. In September the Army Air Corps' Air

Workers with the National Air Raid Precautions Animal Committee carry an injured airedale to hospital, in the aftermath of  German Luftwäffe air raids in 1940.

The National Air Raid Precautions Animal Committee carry a dog injured during an air raid into an animal hospital - England, 1940


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WWII poster recruting women to work on the land during the war, they took the places of men and did a wonderful job

For a healthy, happy job: Join the Women's Land Army -- WWII propaganda poster (Great Britain, UK).

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Four pilots leaving their plane, "Pistol Packin' Mama" at the four-engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio, during WASP ferry training Flying Fortress. "Pistol Packin Mama" was a AF assigned to the BG flying out of Italy during

Land Girls 1940s. For more about Clementine, please visit http://www.agirlforalltime.com/Clementine-main-page

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Land Girl: A Manual for Volunteers Food and fuel production were essential to keeping the country running. The Women’s Land Army, formed in 1914 to increase food production, was reinstated in 1939 ~

Shirley Slade, WASP Trainee - Life Magazine, 1943 ~

LIFE Cover, July 1943 - Pilot trainee Shirley Slade she sits on the wing of her Army trainer at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas. In September, Slade graduated as part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots Class

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Armed with volunteer spirit—and armloads of chickens—a trio from Britain’s Women’s Land Army did its part for the war effort in Fighting the food shortage at home while their men fought for freedom abroad. Photograph from Hulton Archive/Getty Images, 1940

Female Pilot of the US Women's Air Force Service, 1943. The women who served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) flew military aircraft during non-combat missions throughout the United States' involvement in World War II.

“ “A pilot of the U. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE) ” - “A pilot of the U. Women’s Air Force Service at.

Land Army Girls

The Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, the Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the WWI the Land Army had a full-time membership of members. The number exceeded during WWII.

"Women in Britain come into the factories. Ask at any employment exchange for advice and full details." Published in 1941 by the British Ministry of Information. Artwork by Donald Zec. - WWII propaganda poster Great Britain (UK), women war workers

World War II poster calling for female factory workers. Published in 1941 by the British Ministry of Information. Artwork by Donald Zec

Maureen Dunlop de Popp, a female pilot who flew Spitfires, Lancasters and Hurricanes during the Second World War, has died aged 91. Dunlop joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in 1942 and became one of a small group of female pilots based at White Waltham in Berkshire who were trained to fly 38 types of aircraft between factories and military airfields across the country.

Pioneering female pilot who flew Spitfires during Second World War and became magazine cover girl dies aged 91

Maureen Adele Chase Dunlop de Popp October 1920 – 29 May née Dunlop, was an Anglo-Argentine pilot who flew for the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War II, and became notable as a pin-up on the cover of the Picture Post magazine.

The Women’s Land Army were the unsung heroines of World War II. With so many men overseas, women were brought in to work on farms, producing the vital food supplies needed to keep wartime Britain going.  Inspired by real-life accounts left by members of the Land Army, five-part drama Land Girls follows four women sent to work the land on the rural Hoxley Estate.

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