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Victory Gardens made growing and preserving foods patriotic.

Things Your Grandmother Knew: April 2010

French civilians on the outskirts of St. Lo on July 25, 1944, cheer on allied troops with the V for victory signs. Associated Press

Battle of St. Lo during World War II

BERMUDA - 1943: A sailor from the US Naval Battleship USS Iowa known as 'The Big Stick' walks with a local girl while on shore leave in 1943 in Bermuda. (Photo by Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images )

Bakelite victory pins

Bakelite Jewelry

1938: Refugees arriving in Prague after leaving their homes in the Sudetenland, a region with a large ethnic German population, which was the object of German expansionism

Dutch girls write slogans and messages for friends and relatives in other towns on tanks.

In 1944, the Navy began a new specialty: celestial navigation for Link trainer instructors. The 10-week course was held at the NAS Seattle, Washington. In this photo, Ruthe Ingerslew, Patricia Baldwin, and Sally King study the earth’s rotation to, as the Navy put it, “the celestial sphere” (aka the stars). It comes from the National Archives and is curated by Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II. www.hingesofhisto...

Hinges of History

October 1945. Marville, France. Red Cross club girls, Wilhamina Barrow and Juanita Morrow, both from NYC, serve troops of the 27th Chemical Company, after travelling 100 miles by truck to deliver cookies and doughnuts.

Red Cross Retrospective - Service to Armed Forces, Then and Now

Ensign Jane Kendeigh, a Navy flight nurse, peers through a porthole in the cabin of a C-54 Navy transport plane as Chief Pharmacist Mate Silas V. Sturtevant of Napa, California, points out important land marks on Iwo Jima. She flew to Iwo Jima on 03/06 to be the first Navy flight nurse to put foot on the battlefield. She supervised the loading of wounded Marines aboard the big planes and then cared for the wounded on their trip back to a base hospital in the Marianas ~

Great Britain -- American Red Cross lines up its Clubmobiles in preparation for the "second front ~

Red Cross Retrospective - Workers Land on Normandy Beach

Deptford air raid wardens' control point

Picasa Web Albums - Lewisham Heritage - Lewisham at W...

June 1944, Great Britain—Red Cross hospital workers setting out for the beach head ~

1940s American Red Cross Volnteer Special Service Corps Uniform Simplicity 4626

Unsung Sewing Patterns: Butterick 2209 - The American Red Cross Volunteer Special Service Outdoor Uniform

WW2 US Medical Research Centre :: Unit Histories - 24th Evacuation ...Nurse and medic tending to new patient

All packed for leaving! Nurses waiting to leave New Caledonia, picture taken early January 1943, prior to sailing for the New Hebrides.

  • Betsy Cary

    My father-in-law John Cary, was a Pharmacist's Mate stationed for awhile on New Caledonia.

ANC off duty dresses, australian made. They wore the first model of visor hat with this dress ~

Army Nurse Corps Lt. Pauline F. Server and Lt. Dorothy Arnold ~

Some Nurses belonging to the 60th General Hospital are waiting for chow ~

48th Evac hospital

Visit to the Mont-Saint-Michel early 45. Cold, damp and overcast weather. From L to R: Sisters Ellan (1st Lt. ANC) Dorothy Levitsky (2d Lt. ANC) ~

WW2 US Medical Research Centre :: 164th General Hospital

Port Vila, Efate Island, New Hebrides, February 1943. A nurses stands next to the official sign and entrance to the grounds of the 48th Station Hospital ~

Army Nurse 2nd Lt. Anna Mae Deeds in the snow ~