By V-Day, the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service had over 190,000 members in support roles for the British Army ranging from waitress and truck driver to searchlight and radar operator. Originally a volunteer service, the ATF eventually paid its women two-thirds the pay given to military men.

Famous members of the ATF include Mary Churchill, Queen Elizabeth (!) and this unnamed young woman with her admirable, jaunty tresses.

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