Major Martin was a homeless man, who died of pneumonia and was then used as a weapon of deceit by the British in Operation Mincemeat. The body was disguised as a dead Royal Marines Officer and left to be found in the sea off the Spanish coast, with a briefcase full of top secret files chained to his wrist. It worked and fooled the Germans saving countless British lives
"That "Menswear Look" in 1940s fashion exists for a very good reason: men in uniform didn't need their suits anymore, and suiting fabric was expensive and difficult to find, so many designers and creative seamstresses simply remade men's suits into outfits for women."
This picture from 1959 shows women switchboard operators. It is amazing how much things have changed in our lifetimes! It is hard to imagine that some phone calls as late as the 1960's were still being routed manually by people making the connections individually.