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.
When Dorothy "Dot" Lewis, a former Women's Airforce Service Pilot in World War II, passed away this September, her son wanted to do something special to honor her and the other 1,073 WASPs. What better way to honor such an important but largely forgotten aspect of the US Military than with the US's most historic…
It seems every six months or so these photos of Marilyn Monroe from World War II make the rounds on the good ol' internet machine. At the time they were captured in 1944 she hadn't yet taken the name Marilyn Monroe, nor had she dyed her curly locks blonde. She was simply known as Norma Jeane Dougherty and worked in a…
These gorgeous color photos are...whoa. Taken by Alfred T. Palmer, a photographer for the US Office of War Information during World War II, these images are largely from the rubber, metal, and aircraft factories in Ohio, Kentucky, and California. And damn, they are rad.
With time running out, Women Airforce Service Pilots, ace pilots and swell dames, may finally get their due.
"Dick enlisted two months before Pearl Harbor - I wanted to be doing something necessary, too, so I found my job helping to build planes." [Vintage Ads]
• The advertising overlords have ruled that this ad for Courage beer suggesting that a man needs a drink to gather the "Dutch courage" to tell a woman her ass looks fat, is unacceptable. •
Lee Miller — Surrealist muse, WWII photojournalist, Vogue staffer, gourmet cook — is pretty much the archetypal model-slash. But it was Miller's rumored communism that led the MI5 to spy on her for 20 years.
The exploits of Pearl Cornioley, a British spy who led thousands of French Resistance fighters in guerrilla missions against the Germans, were just declassified by English intelligence, says today's International Herald Tribune. We wrote about her death earlier this month, and now that more information has come to…