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A unit of lumberjills starting off for a day’s work in the woods.

Circa 1942.

 

Credit The New York Times

 

Women With Axes:

Looking Back at World War II ‘Lumberjills’

Meet Rosie the Riveter’s British cousins.

NYT

March 20, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/
world/europe/britain-lumberjills-world-war-ii-.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A unit of lumberjills starting off for a day’s work in the woods.

 

Circa 1942.

 

Credit The New York Times

 

Women With Axes: Looking Back at World War II ‘Lumberjills’

Meet Rosie the Riveter’s British cousins.

NYT

March 20, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/
world/europe/britain-lumberjills-world-war-ii-.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scottish Highlands

also came under the industrious axes of the lumberjills.

 

Circa 1942.

 

Credit The New York Times

 

Women With Axes: Looking Back at World War II ‘Lumberjills’

Meet Rosie the Riveter’s British cousins.

NYT

March 20, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/
world/europe/britain-lumberjills-world-war-ii-.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Two hundred women and girls of the Women’s Land Army

are now getting down to real hard work in a lonely part of Suffolk,”

read the original caption with this photo.

 

March 13, 1940.

 

Credit Associated Press

 

Women With Axes: Looking Back at World War II ‘Lumberjills’

Meet Rosie the Riveter’s British cousins.

NYT

March 20, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/
world/europe/britain-lumberjills-world-war-ii-.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lumberjills

 

Coordinated by

the Home Grown Timber

Production Department,

lumberjills

were Rosie the Riveter’s

counterparts

across the Atlantic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/
world/europe/britain-lumberjills-world-war-ii-.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/
world/europe/britain-lumberjills-world-war-ii-.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 November 1939

 

HM Queen Elizabeth Calls on Women

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/ww2outbreak/7930.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women's Voluntary Services - in pictures        1938-1941

 

 

 

Station canteen, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 20 November 1941

 

Original extract:

The changeover to the new canteen …

was achieved in triumph

without closing the old one for a single day.

 

The helpers were for a few days deafened

and greatly impeded in their work

by the hammering, sawing

and all the other activities

of a large body of workmen …

 

The customers are now able to sit in comfort at tables

instead of at a shelf round the wall.

 

Photograph: Royal Voluntary Service

 

Women's Voluntary Services - in pictures

G

Saturday 21 May 2016        13.55 BST

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2016/may/21/womens-voluntary-services-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During

the second world war

one in ten of Britain’s

female population

joined the WVS.

 

Monthly reports

were kept

and photographs taken

to document the work

they undertook between

1938 and 1941.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2016/may/21/womens-voluntary-services-in-pictures

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2016/may/21/
womens-voluntary-services-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Germany: National Socialism and World War II

https://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Germany:_National_Socialism_and_World_War_II  

 

 

 

 

A lost heritage: Nazi pictures reveal full devastation wreaked by allied bombers

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/10/secondworldwar.germany

https://www.uni-marburg.de/de/fotomarburg 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom > Second World War > Images > Posters

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/imagelibrary/ww2/default.htm

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom > Second Wolrd War > War effort > Posters

http://www.iwm.org.uk/learning/resources/
how-did-the-british-government-encourage-people-to-help-the-war-effort

 

 

 

 

Second World War posters

 

Seventy years after the radio announcement

that informed the nation that Britain was at war,

Imperial War Museum London

is mounting Outbreak 1939,

a new special exhibition, which will explore

the build-up to and preparations for war, from August 20.

 

Terry Charman,

senior Imperial War Museum Historian,

describes some of the iconic posters from 1939.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/britainatwar/5983711/
Second-World-War-posters.html

 

 

 

 

enemy propaganda

 

National Archives publish

wartime propaganda in online gallery        13 June 2012

 

Hundreds of images of war art including posters

and a portrait of the future queen are released online

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:
War_art_in_The_National_Archives_%28United_Kingdom%29

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/13/
national-archives-wartime-propaganda-gallery