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#WW2ColourisedPhotos ... Queen Elizabeth II is 90 years old today This photo shows a young Princess Elizabeth who became Colonel in Chief of the Grenadier Guards in October 1942. In February 1942, the King appointed his fifteen-year-old daughter Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, the senior Regiment of the Foot Guards. It was the first time in history that a woman had held the position. The Princess wears an embroidered grenade in her cap and a blue enamelled and diamond brooch....

Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis 1942. The first week of June 1942 was hotter than usual, reaching 29.4 degrees Celcius on the 6th. Londoners took advantage of the heat to sunbathe in the parks. Read more: http://lightbox.time.com/2012/08/21/london-portrait-of-a-city-photo-history/#ixzz2Lii9QXsPA Photographic History of London by Taschen – TIME LightBox - LightBox

U.S. Bombers, 1942 | World War II in Color: American Bombers and Their Crews, 1942 | LIFE.com

Photo: This Day in Aviation History November 9th, 1944 First flight of the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter. The Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter is a long-range heavy military cargo aircraft developed from the B-29 and B-50 bombers. Design work began in 1942, with the prototype's first flight being on 9 November 1944, and the first production aircraft entered service in 1947. Between 1947 and 1958, 888 C-97s in several versions were built, 811 being KC-97 tankers. C-97s served in the Berlin Airlift…

This photo was taken in July 1942 in Burano, Veneto,Italy Given Away, A Sicilian Upbringing http://youtu.be/zF7k9rszcRA

Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Not originally published in LIFE. Mrs. Venus Barnett and son Lincoln in room of their farmhouse, Oklahoma, 1942 Read more: http://life.time.com/history/dust-bowl-photos-from-oklahoma-1942-alfred-eisenstaedt/#ixzz2CePwiD9M

U.S. Bombers, 1942 | World War II in Color: American Bombers and Their Crews, 1942 | LIFE.com

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