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American soldiers escort a group of Dutch children dressed up in traditional costume for a concert after the liberation in February, 1945

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League - established 1943, as many men's minor league teams were disbanded due to the war.

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Make New Orleans a Safe Port of Departure

Illustrated by John McCrady for the WPA War Services in Louisiana between 1941 and 1943, this poster warns about the dangers of carless talk about ship departures: "This happens when you talk to others about ship sailings. Let's make New Orleans a safe port of departure."

An American war worker at Lockheed’s Burbank P-38 facility. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States’ national war production—from aircraft, to tanks, to ammunition—found itself as high is 260%. There wasn’t any part of the United States’ that wasn’t involved in the war effort as the consumer market seemingly disappeared over night ~

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Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Child workers in the industrial revolution.

"An American soldier receives a kiss in gratitude for the liberation of Paris during World War II." August 25, 1944 (via vickveiled on Tumblr)