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By Briwooly
Another in the series from Pickering war weekend hope you enjoy.
Thanks for all your voted and comments on Quite moments and thanks to Pete for his HC and thanks to Alan_Baseley for his personnel award all very much appreciated.

The women wore khaki uniforms with black shoes. Even their underwear was uniform issue and khaki in colour. Women were not allowed to go into action with the men or to use firearms, but apart from that they did the same work as the men and were paid the same wages. Jobs in the army varied from cooks, clerks, telephonists and translators to lorry drivers, motorbike messengers and engineers. Women did most of the driving in the army. They drove everything from staff cars to trucks and had to be able to maintain and repair the vehicles. The ATS anti-aircraft crews watched out for enemy aircraft. They could track them with radar, pick them out with searchlights and aim the large anti-aircraft guns onto them, but only the men were allowed to fire the guns!

Have a great day Brian..............................................................

Tags: Photo journalism General Black and white Portraits and people PickeringWar Weekend

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25 Oct 2012 8:41AM
Tongue Looks great in B&W - like my Mum looked!!

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franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2012 8:43AM
A fine portrait and an interesting write up Brian.

CHRISB911 12 54 1
25 Oct 2012 8:48AM
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
25 Oct 2012 8:52AM
Fantastic and lovely work,very well done,
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
25 Oct 2012 8:59AM
This is simply perfect portrait, Brian!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Zilba 8 4 South Africa
25 Oct 2012 9:00AM
Superb image, love the period processing and lighting is very reminiscent of the period.

Masterful use of DOF.
Zilba 8 4 South Africa
25 Oct 2012 9:01AM
Superb image, love the period processing and lighting is very reminiscent of the period.

Masterful use of DOF.

Pin sharp where it needs to be.
Superb image Brian
exposure Plus
14 5.9k England
25 Oct 2012 9:41AM
A Lovely image & very interesting information.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
25 Oct 2012 9:43AM
An excellent portrait and such an interesting narrative about the work of women during the war.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2012 12:43PM
This could so well have been taken at the time. Excellent portrait with perfect treatment and as others have pointed out, some interesting facts. How would we cope with that today...
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2012 1:36PM
great conversion ... and thanks for the write up
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
25 Oct 2012 2:15PM
An exceptionally good portrait Brian and a very helpful narrative.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
25 Oct 2012 3:15PM
A wonderful portrait, Brian, and the processing is spot-on Wink
Trev Smile
Humblebee 6 1 England
25 Oct 2012 3:27PM
A truly great portrait Brian, complemented by the very informative narrative, we live and learn and I have today ... Carol Grin
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2012 5:30PM
excellent portrait and good choice of tones.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2012 5:34PM
Nice character study.
27 Oct 2012 6:31PM
Great image and choice of tones
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 9:48AM
great expression, perfect processing!

Gareth Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Oct 2012 9:41PM
A fine portrait of this jovial looking lady, a splendid addition to the series
Richsr 11 91 223 England
2 Nov 2012 1:49PM
Well worked with this Brian, good write up too.
Regards Richard
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
7 Nov 2012 11:22AM
Fantastic series Brian,,stunning shots,,


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