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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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Meet the Amazonian Terminators of Dahomey, the Most Feared Women in History

Meet the Amazonian Terminators of Dahomey, the Most Feared Women in History | Herstory | Scoop.it
From daughters to soldiers, from wives to weapons, they remain the only documented frontline female troops in modern warfare history. A sub-saharan band of fe

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Second World War code breaker dies at age 91

Second World War code breaker dies at age 91 | Herstory | Scoop.it
Harriet Jackson never told her family that she was a code breaker and that she actually helped to shorten the world war.
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Women On The Homefront: Gail Lee Martin in World War II

Women On The Homefront: Gail Lee Martin in World War II | Herstory | Scoop.it
We need to preserve the memories of those on the homefront during WWII. Here's my mother's experience, most of it in her own words and illustrated with her photos.
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Once Upon A Time In War

Once Upon A Time In War | Herstory | Scoop.it
A young girl holds her doll while sitting on a busted beam in a debris ridden street the morning after a Luftwaffe bombing, 1940.
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"Jenny on the Job"

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“ "Jenny on the Job" was a series of posters issued by the Public Health Services in 1943 created by artist Kula Robbins. This specific poster is titled "Jenny on the Job - Wears styles...
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Real-life ‘Rosie the Riveter’ women share their stories and philosophy

Real-life ‘Rosie the Riveter’ women share their stories and philosophy | Herstory | Scoop.it

National project aims to connect aging Rosies with their communities. (RT @LWV: Inspiring!


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Superb & Sensitive Reportage & Contemporary History: ‘Soldier Girls’ by Helen Thorpe

Superb & Sensitive Reportage & Contemporary History: ‘Soldier Girls’ by Helen Thorpe | Herstory | Scoop.it

Following three women to Afghanistan and back home.


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First all-black WAC unit to go overseas in WWII

First all-black WAC unit to go overseas in WWII | Herstory | Scoop.it
First all-black WAC unit to go overseas in WWII.
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“ WACs at Camp Shanks, New York in Feb 1945 shortly before being shipped out to Europe. They would be the first all-black WAC unit to go...
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Renata Hill's comment, August 7, 2014 5:28 PM
Great photo, but I wish the blog author would've listed a source.
Deanna Dahlsad's comment, August 8, 2014 12:37 PM
Yes @Renata Hill, Tumblr folks are horrible about not crediting. *sigh*
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Honoring the Women Who Served in WW1

Honoring the Women Who Served in WW1 | Herstory | Scoop.it

Letters and photographs on display at the Massachusetts Historical Society (Honoring the Women Who Served in WWI http://t.co/BIt92cAdpJ #WMNHIST #WWI #MassHist)...


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Bath: The Great War in Costume

Bath: The Great War in Costume | Herstory | Scoop.it

19 July - 31 August 2014


"The war is usually seen through military eyes.  However, it could not have been won without the efforts of millions of women. They proved what they could do  – what took a great deal longer was to convince everyone that they should do it."


‘Fighting on the Home Front:  The Legacy of Women in WorldWar One’  by  Kate  Adie, (Hodder &  Stoughton)

 

World War I changed women’s life forever; in terms of status, class, position and what was acceptable for a woman to wear. Fashion changed with the innovation of women being required to do men’s work. The corset disappeared and trousers became a norm.



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The shocking testimony of soldiers who rape

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“When we rape we feel free”, a young soldier in the Congolese Army confesses with astonishing candour. In a country where it’s estimated that 48 women are raped every hour, his actions have become virtually the norm, and not the exception. The Democratic Republic of Congo has born the brunt of vicious wars and fighting almost continuously since 1996, concentrated in the east of the country. One of the reasons the women repeat to anyone who bothers to ask them is: “where there’s fighting there’s rape”.
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Standing on Her Shoulders: Memorial Day- A Forgotten History

Standing on Her Shoulders: Memorial Day- A Forgotten History | Herstory | Scoop.it

In 1865, just weeks following the end of the Civil War, groups of women who had lost their husbands, sons, brothers and friends, came together in solidarity to encourage reflection and to create memorials to fallen men. Women’s relief groups sprang up in both the north and south to not only memorialize the dead, but to care for the war’s disabled veterans and its widows and orphans.

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Memorial Day -- thanks to women!

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Memorial Day from a different angle

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Sex Overseas: 'What Soldiers Do' Complicates WWII History : NPR

Sex Overseas: 'What Soldiers Do' Complicates WWII History : NPR | Herstory | Scoop.it

Americans often think of World War II as the "good war," but historian Mary Louise Roberts says her new book might make our understanding of that conflict "more truthful and more complex." The book, What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France, tells the story of relations between American men and French women in Normandy and elsewhere.

 

The Americans were liberators; the French were liberated. But sex created tensions and resentments that were serious, yet were utterly absent from contemporary accounts for American audiences back home. Roberts, who is professor of European history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, suggests that the tensions weren't entirely accidental: "Sex was fundamental to how the U.S. military framed, fought and won the war in Europe," she writes in her book.

 

Roberts joins NPR's Robert Siegel to talk about prostitutes in parks and cemeteries, pinups on planes and how the U.S. Army responded to rape accusations with rapid, racially charged trials.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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