Jobs for the girls: Other naval roles available to women included working as motor transport drivers, although as this image shows, that often included doing repairs

Jobs for the girls: Amazing vintage photographs provide a vivid snapshot of working life for British women during World War Two

January A motor transport driver from the Women's Royal Navy Service (WREN's), repairing the engine of her car. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

A women of the French resistance movement who is a member of a patrol routing out Germans snipers still left in areas of Paris France on August 29 1944.  (carrying a German Schmeisser submachinegun or MP40.)

A women of the French resistance movement who is a member of a patrol routing out Germans snipers still left in areas of Paris France on August 29 (carrying a German Schmeisser submachinegun or

WW2 Women Air Force Service Pilots Wasp | WASP pilots ready to fly.

The WASPs: Women Pilots of WWII "Completely briefly shattered the perception of what women were capable of.

Women at War! ~ WWII Nurses in Uniform, ca. 1940s.

American Women in Uniform

women of WW2

Making WAVES: Navy Women of World War II -- great book with tons of images I hadn't seen elsewhere

World War 2: Underwear and uniform.  Advice on suitable underwear for women wearing uniform for the first time.

World War 2: Underwear and uniform

World War Underwear and uniform. Advice on suitable underwear for women wearing uniform for the first time. - Clash with a culture a lot more dressy/non uniform related?

WW2 ATS in Battle Dress ~

WWII ATS Girls in Battledress at Anti-Aircraft Battery Original Press Photo

ATS Girls in battledress check their notes while practicing at an anti-aircraft battery in England, 1942 ~

Three women on the way from the factory where they work to church, where they will pray for their servicemen husbands, Battersea, London, June 1944. Original publication: Picture Post 1731 - Three Girls Go To Church To Pray For Their Husbands - Pub. 24th June 1944 ~

Three women on the way from the factory where they work to church, where they will pray for their servicemen husbands, Battersea, London, June Original publication: Picture Post 1731 - Three Girls Go To Church To Pray For Their Husbands - Pub.

World war 2 - the women still had it! They wore army clothes, had their hair curved perfectly, red lips and posed with the duck face! And how cute their hats are!

World war 2 - the women still had it! They wore army clothes, had their hair curved perfectly, red lips and posed with the duck face! (Duck Lips started in the pin up and has no sign of ending.

detail of "Chippers in a Shipyard" [Shipbuilding. Three Women Working], 1942. - WWII propaganda photo USA, women war workers

Women in WWII ~ detail of "Chippers in a Shipyard" [Shipbuilding.

Damn straight, sister!

USA World War II Women played a huge part in WWII, both through military and civilian service. These posters played on a sense of duty and national pride to encourage women, especially young, single women, to get more involved.

Females on the front line: Nurses dressed for action during the WWII // photo final

Angels at war: The WW2 nurses who found time for romance on the front line

WWII, Queen Alexandra nurses (Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service [QAIMNS]) ready to be deployed to France.

WWII women pilots to get 'long-overdue' honor; Local woman who died while…

WWII women pilots to get 'long-overdue' honor; Local woman who died while serving as a WWII pilot is among them

Female US Air Force engineering test pilots walk in front of a North American Mitchell bomber. The pilots were WASPS, Women Air Force Service Pilots, and in this capacity ferried aircraft from.

American poster, c. 1944

Lydia Allegri - This is a perfect representation as a non-traditional gender role. In the as the men went to war the women took their jobs making bullets, welding and receiving more hands on jobs.

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