Women Reenactors?

Discussion in 'WWII' started by maisie, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. kampkatz

    kampkatz Practically Family

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    Great photos, FWGal. Thanks for posting.
     
  2. cco23i

    cco23i A-List Customer

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    OUTSTANDING shots!! You may want to get a white rag verses a red one. But I do love the shot!!

    Scott
     
  3. MissJeanavive

    MissJeanavive One of the Regulars

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    (Camp Roberts) August-September 1944, "Patton's Push" Lorraine, France - 45th field hospital I was a Guest Nurse

    ALL photos

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    (with active National Guard who wanted to join in on the fun & education about women in the military)

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  4. Davep

    Davep One of the Regulars

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    It was a nice event, here is one of mine unit's photos to contribute the the theme of this thread

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  5. Story

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    Nurse Corps Lt. June Fleming (Eskew) during World War II on duty.
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    With the Army Nurse Corps in World War II
    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Walt Sehnert
    http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/1592869.html

    When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, there were fewer than 1,000 nurses in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Eighty-two of these nurses were on Oahu, Hawaii, serving three Army medical facilities on the island.

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    Two Army Nurses with McCook ties, June Eskew, and Carol Borgman, were stationed at Army Hospitals in New Caledonia during the war. Carol Borgman went to the South Pacific as a part of 29th General Hospital unit (55 doctors and 155 nurses) out of Denver, CO, and spent two years at an Army Hospital in New Caledonia. June Eskew was serving with the 31st General Hospital unit at Camp Carson, in Colorado when that unit was ordered to duty in the South Pacific, to New Caledonia.
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    The Army Nurse Corps, June's Story (an unpublished manuscript), by June Eskew

    Wasn't there a woman FL'r out in Nebraska? Sounds like someone worth looking up.
     
  6. 1*Cool*Kitten

    1*Cool*Kitten One of the Regulars

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    WOW! what a pretty lady!I will ask my dad (Anthony Joseph Doyle orginaly from DICKENS,Neb if he was aware of any nurses from That region serving in WWII He actually was outside of "Pearl" HI when the Planes were hitting the island!He was on an LST (low slow target!JK! Landing Ship Transport) suring WWII.I'l get back to you in a day or two!
     
  7. 1*Cool*Kitten

    1*Cool*Kitten One of the Regulars

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    WOW you gals sure look like a MASH Unit to me! the real deal if I didn't know it was a different year right now!
    Good on ya!Looking good!
     
  8. Blondie

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    I love looking at all your pics, you all look fabulous !!
    But where do you find the uniforms etc, i would think it would be a lot harder for women reenactors to find stuff, so do you sew it yourself ? or are there websites that specialise in repro womens WW2 uniforms & clothing ?
    I find it facinating.......
     
  9. No SS pics please (especially Japanese girls dressed as SS Soldiers - just silly!) - ADMIN.
     
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  10. Taikonaut

    Taikonaut New in Town

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    Is it true the USMCWR has the best looking women in the US forces? I believe the WRNS had the prettiest looking ladies serving in the British forces.
     
  11. FRASER_NASH

    FRASER_NASH One of the Regulars

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    Some absolutely marvellous photos. Thankyou.
     
  12. HepKitty

    HepKitty One Too Many

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    This would be a lot of fun, I would if I had the chance. Nice photos everyone!
     
  13. Kitty_Sheridan

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    Those Japanese women aren't reenactors, they're Anime roleplayers....the ones that think that SS kit is 'sexy' Can't see that myself.....Shame that a lot of men think women are only in the hobby to make their tea or play nurse, anything else and you'll meet hostility. (Can only speak for the UK)
    I do civilian and women's services. ATA is great as I get to play with the aircraft! Sidcot suits are hideously unflattering! (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)

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  14. HepKitty

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    Yep, I'll take the airplanes and ugly uniforms any day!
     
  15. Taikonaut

    Taikonaut New in Town

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    This WAC looks gorgeous :)
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  16. Phantomfixer

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    Beats using a red coleman cooler? : )
     
  17. dakotanorth

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    I apologize if it has already been covered, but ladies, where do you get your WAAC, WAAV, etc uniforms?
    Are they original or reproductions?
     
  18. p51

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    Why? :confused: I get the “silly Japanese” thing and agree that has no place here, but why only allow specific impressions? I’ve seen some very well-done female German impressions of various types. I don’t go a German impression and never will, but not from any PC nonsense. I’d think people who log in here know the history and know fully that there were women in the German military and wouldn’t likely be offended at impressions that are correctly done.
    There’s too much PC insanity in that regard for the public, I see no need for it in a forum for people who I think would know better.
     
  19. Story

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    For the nations who were deeply involved in World War II, the war effort was total, with women volunteering in huge numbers alongside men and filling traditionally male positions at home, in industry, and the military. Women took both active and supporting positions in factories, government organizations, military auxiliaries, resistance groups and more. While relatively few women were at the front lines as combatants, many found themselves the victims of bombing campaigns and invading armies. By the end of the war, more than 2 million women worked in war industries, hundreds of thousands volunteered as nurses or members of home defense units, or became full-time members of the military. In the Soviet Union alone, some 800,000 women served alongside men in army units during the war. Collected here are images of women involved directly in the events of World War II, and some of what they experienced and endured. A note: most of the captions are from the original sources from the 1940s, complete with the frequent use of the term "girl" to describe young women. (This entry is Part 13 of a weekly 20-part retrospective of World War II) [45 photos]

    http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/09/world-war-ii-women-at-war/100145/
     
  20. Taikonaut

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    Had 10mins spare after a photoshoot so decide to do a quick trial run test shoot of a lady with some wartime uniform. I will get the hair and makeup right when I get the chance to do it properly;)
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