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"Geraldine Hoff Doyle smiles and poses for a photo with the WWII Rosie the Riveter poster that was made with her likeness." "Geraldine Doyle, who as a 17-year-old factory worker became the inspiration for a popular World War II recruitment poster that evoked female power and independence under the slogan “We Can Do It!,” died Dec. 26 2010 in Michigan. She was 86."

Woman whose image inspired WWII’s Rosie the Riveter dies

"Geraldine Hoff Doyle smiles and poses for a photo with the WWII Rosie the Riveter poster that was made with her likeness." "Geraldine Doyle, who as a 17-year-old factory worker became the inspiration for a popular World War II recruitment poster that evoked female power and independence under the slogan “We Can Do It!,” died Dec. 26 2010 in Michigan. She was 86."

Nazi Germany's blitzkrieg or lightening war was a powerful way to take over quickly and keep steamrolling!

Nazi Germany's blitzkrieg or lightening war was a powerful way to take over quickly and keep steamrolling!

British troops returning home, Dover, 1940. As Churchill reassured France's new Prime Minister, Paul Reynaud, that Britain was 'firmly committed to victory', his cabinet had already, since May 22, secretly decided to have the British retreat, lying to their allies and abandoning them to fight alone.

Dunkirk: telling the whole story; Dunkirk: A Patriotic Myth, by Nicholas Harman. New York: Simon and Schuster. $ 12.95.

British troops returning home, Dover, 1940. As Churchill reassured France's new Prime Minister, Paul Reynaud, that Britain was 'firmly committed to victory', his cabinet had already, since May 22, secretly decided to have the British retreat, lying to their allies and abandoning them to fight alone.

L. Pavlichenko tops the list of the 45 Best Soviet Female Snipers of World War II. She is followed by Libo Rugo who killed 242 enemies.

L. Pavlichenko tops the list of the 45 Best Soviet Female Snipers of World War II. She is followed by Libo Rugo who killed 242 enemies.

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