Women at Work - WW2

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    #1 Pong, Dec 23, 2009
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    Here are some very interesting photos I got off a website (Shorpy) showing how women played a vital role in the assembly of aircraft and other war material during the Second World War.

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    I think that's enough. Enjoy. :D



    -Arlo
     
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    Very cool Arlo, thanks for posting!

    Say, now that you have survived the monsoons and flooding, you don't live near the active volcano do you?
     
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    Thankfully, no. I'm trapped in the city, trapped in the filth of Manila. Though I hope the people in the provinces are O.K.

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    Very interesting photos: Thanks
     
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    Thanks Arlo. Obviously specially posed compositions, but what beautiful quality. Can't beat good old Kodachrome - although they could be Ektachrome 4x5 inch plates.
     
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    Thanks Pong.


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    a few B/W pics...
     

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    Cool pics, V2. I especially like the one of the B-26 (?) nose sections being polished.
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    #11 ccheese, Jan 8, 2010
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    During WW-II my Mother worked for The Bethlehem Shipyard, at Sparrow's Point, Md. She was a burner/welder
    and worked mostly on new construction. I don't recall her mentioning anything bigger than a destroyer, but I
    know she worked her butt off. A lot of the workers in her crew were females.

    Wonder where that last photo was taken. The gal on the extreme left looks like my Mom !!

    Charles
     
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    Now that would be cool!
     
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    My mom worked in a town built for the war called Ajax all the streets in the town are named for the crew of HMS Ajax from the Battle of the River Plate . She was making 25lb cannon shells
     
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    That would be extremely cool Charles.


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    Very interesting photos v2, thanks.
     
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    More great ones, v2.

    -Arlo
     
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