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A vital war job... A healthy open-air life. Join the Women's Land Army. -- WWII propaganda poster (Australia, UK), c. 1939-1945.

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During the First World War women had to take on much of the essential work left by the men who joined the forces. This picture would have been taken to publicise the important role of women in wartime. A group of women are painting the outside of an Underground station. They are wearing trousers with long over-jackets which were supposed to 'protect their modesty' whilst allowing them enough movement to do the job. -- WWI propaganda photograph (Great Britain, UK), c. 1915 - 1918.

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Model who inspired the Rosie the Riveter 'We Can Do It!' WWII poster campaign dies at 86

Geraldine Doyle, who was the inspiration behind the famous "Rosie the Riveter" poster.

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Though largely ignored in America's popular history of World War II, black women's important contributions in World War II factories, which weren't always so welcoming, are stunningly captured in these comparably rare snapshots of black Rosie the Riveters.

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Model who inspired the Rosie the Riveter 'We Can Do It!' WWII poster campaign dies at 86

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the real life model for Rosie tbe Riviter. Mrs Doyle passed away on December 26, 2010 #feminism #history

Unveiled on July 9th 2005 in Whitehall, near the Cenotaph. The Women of WWII is a 22ft-high bronze sculpture depicting the uniforms and working clothes worn by women during the war.

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