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  1. How were women and children affected by WW2? Nirka A. Tejada 3/14/12

  2. Not an ice lolly! These children are eating carrots on sticks, instead of ice creams, because of wartime rationing Artifacts: Photos(http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/children_at_war/)

  3. A family goes into an Anderson air raid shelter in their garden, 1939. Each person carries a gas mask in a little box. Artifacts: Photos(http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/children_at_war/)

  4. November 1940, and children sleep in hammocks in the London Underground. The electric track was switched off, for safety, when people sheltered in Tube stations. Artifacts: Photos(http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/children_at_war/)

  5. Christmas in an air raid shelter, 1940. This little girl has decorations and presents around her bed. Why do you think the photo was taken? Artifacts: Photos(http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/children_at_war/)

  6. A photo of a bomb-damaged street, 1943. The boys have made a swing from ropes tied to a lamp post. Artifacts: Photos(http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/children_at_war/)

  7. This girl in a glass house is putting finishing touches on the bombardier nose section of a B-17F navy bomber in Long Beach, California, She's one of many capable women workers in the Douglas Aircraft Company plant. Better known as the "Flying Fortress," the B-17F is a later model of the B-17 which distinguished itself in action in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. It is a long range, high altitude heavy bomber, with a crew of seven to nine men, and with armament sufficient to defend itself on daylight missions. Photo taken in October, 1942.(Alfred Palmer/OWI/LOC)  Artifacts: Photos(http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/world-war-ii-the-american-home-front-in-color/100122/)

  8. Women are trained as engine mechanics in thorough Douglas training methods, at the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California, in October of 1942. (Alfred Palmer/OWI/LOC) Artifacts: Photos(http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/world-war-ii-the-american-home-front-in-color/100122/)

  9. Answering the nation's need for womanpower, Mrs. Virginia Davis made arrangement for the care of her two children during the day and joined her husband at work in the Naval Air Base in Corpus Christi, Texas. Both are employed under Civil Service in the Assembly and repair department. Mrs. Davis' training will enable her to take the place of her husband should he be called by the armed service. Photo taken in August, 1942. (Howard Hollem/OWI/LOC Artifacts: Photos(http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/world-war-ii-the-american-home-front-in-color/100122/)

  10. With a woman's determination, Lorena Craig takes over a man-size job in Corpus Christi, Texas. Before she came to work at the Naval air base she was a department store girl. Now she is a cowler under civil service. Photographed in August of 1942.(Howard Hollem/OWI/LOC) Artifacts: Photos(http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/world-war-ii-the-american-home-front-in-color/100122/)

  11. Lathe operator machining parts for transport planes at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas, October, 1942.(Howard Hollem/OWI/LOC) Artifacts: Photos(http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/world-war-ii-the-american-home-front-in-color/100122/)

  12. Pearl Harbor widows have gone into war work to carry on the fight with a personal vengeance, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mrs. Virginia Young (right) whose husband was one of the first casualties of World War II, is a supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs Department of the Naval Air Base. Her job is to find convenient and comfortable living quarters for women workers from out of state, like Ethel Mann, who operates an electric drill. Photographed in August of 1942. (Howard Hollem/OWI/LOC)  Artifacts: Photos(http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/world-war-ii-the-american-home-front-in-color/100122/)

  13. Men and women make efficient operating teams on riveting and other jobs at the Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach, California. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F ("Flying Fortress") heavy bomber, the A-20 ("Havoc") assault bomber and the C-47 heavy transport plane for the carrying of troops and cargo. Photographed in October of 1942.(Alfred Palmer/OWI/LOC) Artifacts: Photos(http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/world-war-ii-the-american-home-front-in-color/100122/)

  14. Women workers install fixtures and assemblies to a tail fuselage section of a B-17F bomber at the Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, California. Photographed in October, 1942. (Alfred Palmer/OWI/LOC) Artifacts: Photos(http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/world-war-ii-the-american-home-front-in-color/100122/)

  15. American mothers and sisters, like these women at the Douglas Aircraft Company, give important help in producing dependable planes for their men at the front, in Long Beach, California. Photo taken in October of 1942. (Alfred Palmer/OWI/LOC) Artifacts: Photos(http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/world-war-ii-the-american-home-front-in-color/100122/)

  16. Carefully trained women inspectors check and inspect cargo transport innerwings before they are assembled on the fuselage, at Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California, in October of 1942. (Alfred Palmer/OWI/LOC) Artifacts: Photos(http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/world-war-ii-the-american-home-front-in-color/100122/)