Thérèse Bonney – Photographer - Bonney was best known for her images taken during World War II on the Russian-Finnish front. Her war effort resulted in her being decorated with the Croix de guerre and one of the five degrees the Légion d’honneur. She published several photo-essays and was the subject of the 1944 True Comics issue "Photofighter."
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In this May 5, 1944 file photo, five members of the Women's Army Corps serving with the Army Service of Supplies, salute an officer at a base in England. More than 150,000 American women served in the WAC during World War II, becoming the first women other than nurses to serve in the United States Army ~
Women drivers of horse-drawn Mail vehicles, a job until the War reserved for males. by November 1916 over 35,000 women were employed in temporary positions within the Post Office. The appearance of female postal workers made many uncomfortable but without them the postal service could not have continued. When the men returned after the war most of these women and girls lost their jobs, but their performance had added strength to the growing campaign for equal rights for women
Mrs. Paul Titus, 77-year-old air raid spotter of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, carries a gun as she patrols her beat, on December 20, 1941. Mrs. Titus signed-up the day after the Pearl Harbor attack. "I can carry a gun any time they want me to," she declared. (AP Photo)In Focus - World War II: Women at War - The Atlantic
John Bunny (1863-1915) The first comic star of American silent film. When Bunny died the New York Times stated: "The name John Bunny will always be linked to the movies." Little did movie fans of 1915 realize that he would be completely forgotten the next year and omitted from many books on silent movies 70-80 years later.