Night Witches: The Female Fighter Pilots of World War II
Night Witches: Night Witches were russian lady bombers in WW2. They had the oldest, noisiest, crappiest planes in the entire world. The planes were so noisy that to stop Germans from hearing them coming and starting up their anti aircraft guns, the Witches climbed to a certain height to coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get back to base.
18 Color Photos Of Female WWII Workers That Will Make You Proud(er) To Be A Woman
18 Color Photos Of Female WWII Workers That Will Make You Proud(er) To Be A Woman I have been fascinated by this era since I was a child!
CAFE' RACER CULTURE: Le impunite
Steampunk Emma Goldman: A Healthy Alternative to Fascism (or: Putting Your Dieselpunk Look on the Right Side of Alternate History)
The Women's Army Corps (WAC) was the women's branch of the U. S. Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit in May of 1942, then was converted to full status as the WAC in 1943
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.
Braver than any man: Revealed for the first time, the awe-inspiring courage of two British sisters who waged a one-family war on the Nazis - and were left with emotional scars that never healed
Heroine: Didi's sister Jacqueline also served as an SOE agent during World War II (transmitting messages from the Nazis to the British) but returned to Britain exhausted in 1944
I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger. Harriet Tubman (photo H. B. Lindsley), c. 1870. A worker on the Underground Railroad, made 13 trips to the South, helping to free over 70 people