Barrage Balloons

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In January 1941 it was suggested that the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) could take over the operation of barrage balloons, thereby releasing men for front-line duties. Magazine Pictures, World Population, Out Of Focus, Female Soldier, Persecution, Life Magazine, Photojournalism, Vintage Photographs, World War Two

Humphrey Spender Picture Post June 13th 1942- WAAF

Original Picture Post Magazine containing Humphrey Spender's photographs of the WAAFs barrage balloon operators. In 1942, WAAFs were tasked with taking over jobs previously done by the Army and the RAF.

Britain at War & WAAF on a march past Women's History, British History, Ww2 Women, Royal Air Force, Vintage Magazines, Working Woman, World War Two, Old Photos, Wwii

Homeware, Garden & Offers As Seen In Paper

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Photo of my grandmother and her bestie as WAAF during WWII Ww2 Women, Aeroplanes, Royal Air Force, Larp, Wwii, Besties, 1940s, Warriors, Balloons

Photo of my grandmother and her bestie as WAAF during WWII

my grandmother told me that barrage balloons were silvery, and I never saw it until this photo. 1940s Woman, The Blitz, British History, World War Two, Balloons, Black And White, Ww2, Britain, Weapons

my grandmother told me that barrage balloons were silvery, and I never saw it until this photo.