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1940s Fashion: The Decade Captured In 40 Incredible Pictures

Christian Dior's New Look, 1947 This was a groundbreaking move in fashion to redfine women's post-war styles and revive France's fashion ind...

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Rabbis, rags and rainy Whitechapel: Stunning photos from the 1950s celebrate Jewish life in post-war East End

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Rabbis, rags and rainy Whitechapel: Stunning photos from the 1950s celebrate Jewish life in post-war East End

A young Jewish girl in Whitechapel, in London's East End in April, 1954

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Pioneering female pilot who flew Spitfires during Second World War and became magazine cover girl dies aged 91

Maureen Dunlop de Popp, a female pilot who flew Spitfires, Lancasters and Hurricanes during the Second World War, has died aged 91. Dunlop joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in 1942 and became one of a small group of female pilots based at White Waltham in Berkshire who were trained to fly 38 types of aircraft between factories and military airfields across the country.

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"Make do and mend" via WWII UK. A good motto for today: for a current world of outsourcing, poor quality, throw-away culture, growing landfills, and especially environmental concerns.

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