This post is dedicated to some often forgotten heroines of WW2 - The Women's Timber Corps, otherwise known as 'Lumberjills'. The Lumberjills were a unit of of The Women's Land Army along with The Land Girls, who are more often used as the iconic image of the Women's Home Front.

This post is dedicated to some often forgotten heroines of WW2 - The Women's Timber Corps, otherwise known as 'Lumberjills'. The Lumberjills were a unit of of The Women's Land Army along with The Land Girls, who are more often used as the iconic image of the Women's Home Front.

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Women in the Military | How Did Women's Roles Change During WWII?
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Soviet female snipers during WWII. They look like preteens.
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Movie actress Ida Lupino, is a lieutenant in the Women's Ambulance and Defense Corps and is shown at a telephone switch board in Brentwood, California, on January 3, 1942. In an emergency she can reach every ambulance post in the city. It is in her house and from here she can see the whole Los Angeles area. (AP Photo)

Movie actress Ida Lupino, is a lieutenant in the Women's Ambulance and Defense Corps and is shown at a telephone switch board in Brentwood, California, on January 3, 1942. In an emergency she can reach every ambulance post in the city. It is in her house and from here she can see the whole Los Angeles area. (AP Photo)

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Homefront: Vintage Military WWII WW 2 World War 2 We Can Do It Postcard. This is a propaganda poster saying that women can do this. We can take charge and help lead this country.

Homefront: Vintage Military WWII WW 2 World War 2 We Can Do It Postcard. This is a propaganda poster saying that women can do this. We can take charge and help lead this country.

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Air WACs in WWII with new 15th AF shoulder sleeve insignia.
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Dora Miles and Dorothy Johnson working at the Long Beach Plant. "Rosie the Riveter" - WWII propaganda photo USA, women war workers

Dora Miles and Dorothy Johnson working at the Long Beach Plant. "Rosie the Riveter" - WWII propaganda photo USA, women war workers

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There's something about this photograph of WWII working women, looking happy, strong, united and purposeful. This may have been for the first time in American history where women felt so empowered and responsible for holding down the fort. That may just be why it appeals to me. Photo by Ewing Galloway ~

There's something about this photograph of WWII working women, looking happy, strong, united and purposeful. This may have been for the first time in American history where women felt so empowered and responsible for holding down the fort. That may just be why it appeals to me. Photo by Ewing Galloway ~

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