"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."
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.