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1940s Cadet Nurse Corps posters from World War 2

Cadet Nurse Corps posters from World War 2

These vintage recruitment posters encouraged young women to join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War 2....

1940s Caring cadets became World War 2 nurses

Caring cadets became World War 2 nurses

World War 2 nurses were in short supply at home during the 1940s. So girls like Patty Simpson Beckmeyer joined the Cadet Nurse Corps to help their communities. ...

1940s World War 2 wedding couple finally walked down the aisle

World War 2 wedding march was 50 years in the making

Decades after their World War 2 wedding, sweethearts William and Alice Smith finally walked down the aisle together....

1940s War dogs came to the rescue in World War 2 (Reminisce magazine)

War dogs came to the rescue in World War 2

See our tail-wagging warriors in action through this selection of World War 2 photos of war dogs....

1940s Oasis of kindness on the World War 2 home front

Oasis of kindness on the World War 2 home front

It took a lot of coffee, sandwiches and caring folks to feed 1.5 million hungry servicemen and women at this World War 2 home front canteen!...

1940s Soldiers brought Christmas to refugees during World War 2

Soldiers brought Christmas to refugees during World War 2

John Jarvie learned the true meaning of Christmas in 1944, when his Army unit spent the holiday with refugees in Belgium....

1940s No parade for GIs in this cleaning brigade

No dress parade for GIs in this brigade

A group of eager GIs got more than they bargained for when they tried to get out of a dress parade at Camp Van Dorn during World War 2....

1940s World War 2 flight instructor pranked student pilot

World War 2 flight instructor pranked student pilot

Panicked pupil feared he’d lost his flight instructor in midair during his final exam in the 1940s....

1940s World War 2 Allied Victory Parade

Photographing the Allied Victory Parade

Though photographer Mark Gryska lost his jeep to General Patton, his one consolation were the photos he took of the World War 2 Allied victory. ...

1940s A way with words

World War 2 soldier had a way with words

During World War 2, a charming Marine pursued a pretty staff sergeant with his prose—and eventually won her heart....