Rarely Seen Photos from the early 1940s –
To mark the release of our 1940s Wartime Women’s guides pack, here are some amazing images of women serving on the home front in Britain during the Blitz era. Thanks to the marvelous collection of the Imperial War Museum in particular, who curate a rare series of color transparency slides, some of which we feature here, you can view women who served in the Women’s Land Army ( Land Girls) , the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force ( Waafs), the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) as well as the Women’s Royal Navy, better known as the Wrens or WRNS.
Member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) at work
Air Raid Warden Judy McCrea pauses to touch up her make-up while on duty at Paddington station. Image IWM
Land Girls Eileen Barry, Audrey Willis, Betty Long and Audrey Prickett take a tea break during a long day on the farm.Image ©IWM
ATS Corporal Cynthia Lawrence
Womens Land Army Girls in their lodgings in Torquay England
Waaf Girl at work on a bombing raid 1942
A-group-of-WAAFs have their dinner – RAF Bridgnorth
WRN or Wren armorers – whose job was to overhaul and maintain weaponry
That’s all !
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