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WWII: Women And The War Effort

These stunning color portraits, produced by the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II depict the role of women in the US war effort. All of the images were shot on 4x5 color transparency film by Howard R. Hollem and Alfred T. Palmer during 1942 and 1943 and were turned over to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division in 1944. They are seen here with their original captions.
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18 Aug 2013 13:26:00
World War Two veteran Abla Begaliyev, 91, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), poses for a picture in Arashan (Top R) and at home in Kyrgyzstan April 14, 2015. Begaliyev served in the border guard cavalry from February 1942 until April 1947. Originally from Kyrgyzstan, he fought on the Ukrainian front and relocated to the border with Afghanistan at the end of World War Two. (Photo by Vladimir Pirogov/Reuters/Family handout (L))

World War Two veteran Abla Begaliyev, 91, is seen in an undated handout picture (L), poses for a picture in Arashan (Top R) and at home in Kyrgyzstan April 14, 2015. Begaliyev served in the border guard cavalry from February 1942 until April 1947. Originally from Kyrgyzstan, he fought on the Ukrainian front and relocated to the border with Afghanistan at the end of World War Two. As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, Reuters photographers the length and breadth of the former Soviet republics (CCCP) captured portraits of Red Army veterans, mostly now in their 80s and 90s, today and through archive pictures at the time. More than 20 million Soviet citizens were killed in the war. (Photo by Vladimir Pirogov/Reuters/Family handout (L))
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08 May 2015 14:22:00
Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) plotters at work at Coastal Artillery Headquarters in Dover, December 1942. (Photo by Ted Dearberg/IWM/PA Wire)

Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) plotters at work at Coastal Artillery Headquarters in Dover, December 1942. The Auxiliary Territorial Service was the women's branch of the British Army during the Second World War. It was formed on 9 September 1938, initially as a women's voluntary service, and existed until 1 February 1949, when it was merged into the Women's Royal Army Corps. The ATS had its roots in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC), which was formed in 1917 as a voluntary service. During the First World War its members served in a number of jobs including clerks, cooks, telephonists and waitresses. The WAAC was disbanded after four years in 1921. (Photo by Ted Dearberg/IWM/PA Wire)
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13 Jul 2017 07:52:00
World War II enthusiasts take part in a re-enactament to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings on Anzio beach, 52 km south of Rome, on January 25, 2014. (Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP Photo)

World War II enthusiasts take part in a re-enactament to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings on Anzio beach, 52 km south of Rome, on January 25, 2014. (Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP Photo)
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29 Jan 2014 10:29:00
Workers work inside a new Antonov airplane at the Antonov aircraft plant in Kiev, Ukraine, September 7, 2015. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

Workers work inside a new Antonov airplane at the Antonov aircraft plant in Kiev, Ukraine, September 7, 2015. State-run aircraft maker Antonov built more than 22,000 units of more than one hundred types and modifications of passenger, transport and special-purpose aircraft, including the world's biggest cargo plane Antonov-225 (Mriya), according to the company's official website. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)
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08 Sep 2015 11:10:00
As an airliner prepares to land, a bird takes off at the Gravelly Point park near Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. on December 23, 2018. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

As an airliner prepares to land, a bird takes off at the Gravelly Point park near Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. on December 23, 2018. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)
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29 May 2019 00:03:00
Renowned aerobatic pilots Sean D. Tucker, flying the Oracle Challenger III, and Jeff Boerboon, flying the Jack Link's Screamin' Sasquatch, take to the skies over EAA's 2015 AirVenture Oshkosh, on Monday, July 20, 2015 in Oshkosh, Wis. (Photo by Matt Ludtke/AP Images for Jack Link's)

Renowned aerobatic pilots Sean D. Tucker, flying the Oracle Challenger III, and Jeff Boerboon, flying the Jack Link's Screamin' Sasquatch, take to the skies over EAA's 2015 AirVenture Oshkosh, on Monday, July 20, 2015 in Oshkosh, Wis. (Photo by Matt Ludtke/AP Images for Jack Link's)
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31 Aug 2015 12:04:00
Two Czech Gripen fighter planes demonstrate a flight interception of a Belgian air force transport plane over the Czech Republic, as part of NATO drills on September 12, 2018. (Photo by Francois Lenoir/Reuters)

Two Czech Gripen fighter planes demonstrate a flight interception of a Belgian air force transport plane over the Czech Republic, as part of NATO drills on September 12, 2018. (Photo by Francois Lenoir/Reuters)
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28 Sep 2018 00:01:00