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History In Pictures ‏@History In Pics Maori Battalion doing the Haka in North Africa, 1941
ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) 'glamour girls' distribute cigarettes and beer to the troops in North Africa, 26 July 1942.

WWII - Mediterranean/North Africa

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Catherine Curzon on Twitter: "In 1940, teenage girls protested against a dress code that forbade slacks in Brooklyn schools! https://t.co/yD6FtrHXJI" / Twitter


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Woman making pie in the vintage kitchen, 1940s
Hitler pin cushions were very popular during the WW2

House and Home

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Hungarian Jewish woman in the Kanadakommando labour camp in Auschwitz. The worst moments were when the women found belongings of their murdered family members. The Grünfeld sisters stole from their own suitcases the photograph of their father, who was murdered in the gas chamber. "We hid it in our shoes and that was how we kept it for a year, which was quite a thing because they searched us all the time ... We still have the photo , It is the only memory that remained of our parents.
Jewish teenagers wearing Jewish stars dance at a party hosted by Rudy Acohen shortly before he was arrested in a reprisal action and sent to Auschwitz where he perished.


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American poster, 1941.
In 1945, 18-year-old Princess Elizabeth convinced her father that she should be allowed to contribute directly to the war effort. She joined the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) where she was known as Second Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor, trained as a driver, and drove a military truck while she served.

WWII - Homefront

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Pearl Harbor survivor, 8 December 1941

WWII - Pacific Theater

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Margie Stewart went from being a student at Indiana University to becoming one of the most famous pin-up girls of World War II. A small-town girl from Indiana became a department store model, a Hollywood actress and the U.S. Army’s only official pin-up girl—all in just a few years. World War II Pin-up girl Margie Stewart visiting troops in Reims, France in June 1945

WWII - European Theater

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Princeton University Poster Collection - contents · SOVA
Førstehjelpspakke | Europeana

WWII - General

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What They Wore - Underwear/Pajams

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Wanna Kiss Myself I'm So Pretty
Catherine Curzon on Twitter: "Thank you for joining me on my birthday jaunt to the Devonshire House Ball! 😊Sleep tight, mes amis, and what better to wear than this #frockingfabulous #gravymagnet of a nightgown? It’s “Busting Out All Over” by Thea Tewi, and it’s sheer Hollywood glam! 1946, via the Met. https://t.co/jYtF0JWDij" / Twitter
Catherine Curzon on Twitter: "The #frockingfabulous Rose France by Dior. 1947 via the Royal Ontario Museum. https://t.co/XrteLa619R" / Twitter

What They Wore - Special Occasion

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1942 Sears Fall Winter Catalog, Page 72 - Catalogs & Wishbooks

What They Wore - Everyday

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1940s Dresses, Vintage Dresses, Lane Bryant, 1940s Fashion