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1940s Women’s Army Corps WAC Uniforms

WAC Uniforms of the 1940s – Formed in 1942 as the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps, the name was shortened to Womens Army Corp. The WAC uniform went through several stages of development. The most recognizable item of the WAC uniform was the hobby hat named after WAC director Oveta Culp Hobby. The WAC cap had a jaunty visor design, created…

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1940s Military Fashion – The Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve- Glamourdaze continues its examination of uniforms worn by women serving in the American forces – in this case the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve or USMCWR . Similar to the men, but with lighter cloth, the Winter uniform of the MCWR consisted of forest green jacket, six gore skirt and long sleeve khaki skirt,…

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WW2 Women of Canada in the 1940s

Color Photos of Canadian Women during WW2 – Marking the release of our 1940s WW2 Women Memorabilia packs, here are some extraordinary color photographs depicting WW2 Women of Canada. which come courtesy of the Library and Archives Canada. As in Britain, the role of women in Canada changed dramatically during WW2. Like their British counterparts, Canadian women pitched right in,…

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Conflicting Portrayals of WW2 Women in the 1940s

From unfaithful harlot to plucky Waaf – Conflicting Portrayals of WW2 Women On both sides of the Atlantic, there were many conflicting portrayals of gender roles,  femininity and female sexuality. All of these messages doled out by the official War Office propaganda machine. From the patriotic hard working WAAF, Land Girl and Rosie the Riveter to the loose single ‘victory…

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Sexist Portrayals of 1940s Wartime Women

Sexist Ads in WW2 – 1940s Women Sexist ads in WW2 In stark contrast to the positive empowerment images of women in the 1940s, there were many sexist ads in WW2. Government warnings to service men to ‘keep mum’ and ‘chaste’ depicted women in time honored fashion; the female stereotype, addled of the mind, untrustworthy and ridden with venereal diseases. During World…

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1940’s WW2 Nurse Uniform Fashions

Dress Uniform Identification – It was the era of World War, the fight to defeat fascism across the world. Equality in the forces had a long way to go ( with the notable exception of the Soviet Armies and air forces). Women were not allowed to join direct combat, there were many roles filled by women. Here we examine the…

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WAVES & SPARS – 1940s Uniform Fashion

Glamour Girls of the US Navy – WAVES Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, otherwise known as the WAVES brought thousands of young women in to the Women’s Reserve of the U.S Navy. They were assigned full military status, including ranks, and notably were the first to enlist African American women, albeit in the latter years of the war. They earned…

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1940s British Women on the Home Front

Rare images of British women on the home front – Women on the home front Marking the release of our 1940s Wartime Women’s guides pack, here are some amazing images of women on the home front in Britain during the Blitz. See the Imperial War Museum who curate a rare series of color transparency slides. We feature some of them here….

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Heroic Hardass Women of World War 11

Celebrating 1940s Women in World War 11 – To mark the release of our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack, we’ll be featuring some posts to celebrate the heroism and endurance of women in World War 11, who served in the Allied forces and on the home front. That’s all ! ©Glamourdaze 2018 Download our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack now.

1940s Wartime Womens Guide Pack

1940s World War 2 Women

World War 2 Women Memorabilia 1940s – Glamourdaze are delighted to unveil our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack. What was it like to be a woman serving in the Allied forces, and on the home-front during World War Two? Well, now you can find out in a real nostalgic trip back to the halcyon days of the 1940s. Download these…

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