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Barbra Hicks, LAW, RCAF Boundary Bay 1944-45. Both Barbra and her Husband, Corporal Doug Hicks were posted to No. 5 OTU Boundary Bay as part of the hundreds of support staff ~

Barbra Hicks, LAW, RCAF Boundary Bay 1944-45. Both Barbra and her Husband, Corporal Doug Hicks were posted to No. 5 OTU Boundary Bay as part of the hundreds of support staff ~

In Soviet Union women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists. The word “front-line girl” (frontovichka) became a terrible insult, synonimous to “whore”. Hundreds thousand of girls who went to war to protect their homeland with their very lives, who came back injured or disabled, with medals for valor, had to hide it to protect themselves from public scorn.

In Soviet Union women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists. The word “front-line girl” (frontovichka) became a terrible insult, synonimous to “whore”. Hundreds thousand of girls who went to war to protect their homeland with their very lives, who came back injured or disabled, with medals for valor, had to hide it to protect themselves from public scorn.

Happy babies. Even on the worst day, a smile from a cute baby makes it all go away.

Autism numbers are startling, but resources are abundant in Bay Area

Happy babies. Even on the worst day, a smile from a cute baby makes it all go away.

the history behind National Doughnut Day: Red Cross Clubmobile Girl Katherine Spaatz serving doughnuts.

The Surprising History Behind National Doughnut Day

the history behind National Doughnut Day: Red Cross Clubmobile Girl Katherine Spaatz serving doughnuts.

French soldiers gathering Jewish persons. Paris 1940. French police actually asked the German invaders if they should arrest the children too. There were hundreds of concentration camps throughout France that are unknown to most people. French police took the Jewish people they rounded up to a stadium in Paris first. From there the French railways transported most of those rounded up to their death in German Concentration/murder camps.

French soldiers gathering Jewish persons. Paris 1940. French police actually asked the German invaders if they should arrest the children too. There were hundreds of concentration camps throughout France that are unknown to most people. French police took the Jewish people they rounded up to a stadium in Paris first. From there the French railways transported most of those rounded up to their death in German Concentration/murder camps.

Elizabeth of Bavaria,Queen of Belgium.During WWI established a hospital and worked as a nurse caring for soldiers and civilians. During WWII German occupation of Belgium she used her influence as Queen and German connections to assist in rescuing hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis for which she was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government. "AL"

Elizabeth of Bavaria,Queen of Belgium.During WWI established a hospital and worked as a nurse caring for soldiers and civilians. During WWII German occupation of Belgium she used her influence as Queen and German connections to assist in rescuing hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis for which she was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government. "AL"

Beatrice Alice Allsop (b 1882) went to France in 1914 as part of the QAIMNS. In Aug 1916, she was serving at No.33 casualty clearing station at Bethune, when it was hit by a German shell. She was wounded while in the operating theatre, along with several other nurses. Nonetheless, the nurses successfully moved the 260 patients to safety in the cellars & continued their work through hours of shelling. They were decorated on Aug 17, 1916, & were the first female recipients of the Military…

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Beatrice Alice Allsop (b 1882) went to France in 1914 as part of the QAIMNS. In Aug 1916, she was serving at No.33 casualty clearing station at Bethune, when it was hit by a German shell. She was wounded while in the operating theatre, along with several other nurses. Nonetheless, the nurses successfully moved the 260 patients to safety in the cellars & continued their work through hours of shelling. They were decorated on Aug 17, 1916, & were the first female recipients of the Military…

First World War period propaganda poster, text based, with two small illustrative scenes, top and bottom. The text is: 'SINGLE MEN / Hundreds of thousands of married men have left their homes to fight for king and country. SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION / by following their noble example' A the top is a scene of a woman and children at a meal at home and at the bottom a scene showing men shooting rifles. London in 1915. - 1996.100.7 - © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock.

First World War period propaganda poster, text based, with two small illustrative scenes, top and bottom. The text is: 'SINGLE MEN / Hundreds of thousands of married men have left their homes to fight for king and country. SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION / by following their noble example' A the top is a scene of a woman and children at a meal at home and at the bottom a scene showing men shooting rifles. London in 1915. - 1996.100.7 - © McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock.

World War II Posters: Women in the Military: Woman's Place in War: Modelmaker

How Women's Lives Changed in World War II

World War II Posters: Women in the Military: Woman's Place in War: Modelmaker

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