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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

Rarely Seen Color Photographs from the 1940s – Marking the release of our 1940s WW2 Women Memorabilia packs, here are some extraordinary color photographs which come courtesy of the Library and Archives Canada. As part of the British Commonwealth, Canadian women were serving in the forces from the outbreak of war between Britain and Nazi Germany. Here we see images…

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Conflicting Portrayals of WW2 Women in the 1940s

Plucky WAAF to the unfaithful harlot – It was a very different time to be a woman. On both sides of the Atlantic, conflicting messages about femininity and female sexuality were doled out by the official War Offices and subsequently spread by the media and the movie world. From the patriotic hard working WAAF, Land Girl and Rosie the Riveter…

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Sexist Portrayals of 1940s Wartime Women

From Careless Talk to Loose Lips to VD – In stark contrast to the positive empowerment images of women in the 1940s, 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 the Second World War women were actively recruited to do…

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1940’s Nurse Uniform Fashion of WW2

Dress Uniform Identification – It was the era of World War, the fight to defeat fascism across the world. While equality in the forces had a long way to go, and 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…

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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 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. WAVES earned…

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1940s British Women at War – The Home Front

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…

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Heroic Hardass Women of WW11

Celebrating 1940s Wartime Women – 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 who served in the Allied forces during World War Two. That’s all ! ©Glamourdaze 2018 Download our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack now.

1940s Wartime Womens Guide Pack

1940s Wartime Womens Guide Pack

Rare restored handbooks from the 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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Color Photos of War Era Women in the 1940s

A colorful insight to the 1940s – These luscious color photographs of women in the 1940s reside in the National Geographic Creative website where you can license high resolution images. Glamourdaze honed in on two staff photographers whose stunning color images of young women taken in America and Great Britain during the 1940 war years evoke a real authentic image…

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