1940s War Fashion: A Young Woman Demonstrating How to Achieve the Full Leg Effect With Liquid Stockings in 1941

Until the end of the 1930s the best women’s stockings were made from silk. This changed in the United States when DuPont began manufacturing nylon in 1939. Nylon stockings went on limited sale in October of that year followed by a national launch at selected stores in 1940. DuPont struggled to keep up with demandContinue reading “1940s War Fashion: A Young Woman Demonstrating How to Achieve the Full Leg Effect With Liquid Stockings in 1941”

James Doohan: The Star Trek Actor Who During World War 2 Survived Being Shot Six Times During D-Day

James “Jimmy” Doohan was best known for his portrayal of Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the 1960s television series Star Trek. His portrayal of the iconic chief engineer of the starship “Enterprise” would inspire many fans to pursue careers in engineering and other technical fields. Yet he was so much more than an actor. He wasContinue reading “James Doohan: The Star Trek Actor Who During World War 2 Survived Being Shot Six Times During D-Day”

51 Vintage Photos of World War II at Home in Britain

When Britain went to war on 3 September 1939 there was none of the ‘flag-waving patriotism’ of August 1914. The British people were now resigned to the fact that Hitler had to be stopped by force. The first eight months of the war were a time of official unwarranted optimism and bureaucratic muddle. Many earlyContinue reading “51 Vintage Photos of World War II at Home in Britain”

16 Vintage Color Photographs Showing Everyday Life in Britain During the Blitz

The Blitz was a German bombing campaign against the United Kingdom in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War. The term was first used by the British press and originated from the term Blitzkrieg, the German word for ‘lightning war’. The Germans conducted mass air attacks against industrial targets, towns, and cities, beginning withContinue reading “16 Vintage Color Photographs Showing Everyday Life in Britain During the Blitz”

Rare Color Photographs Capture Daily Life in the First Nazi Concentration Camps in 1933

Nazi Germany maintained concentration camps throughout the territories it controlled before and during the Second World War. The first Nazi camps were erected in Germany in March 1933 immediately after Hitler became Chancellor and his Nazi Party was given control over the police through Reich Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick and Prussian Acting Interior Minister HermannContinue reading “Rare Color Photographs Capture Daily Life in the First Nazi Concentration Camps in 1933”

In World War II, Boeing Built a Fake Rooftop Town to Hide Its Factory Beneath From Potential Air Strike by the Japanese

During World War II, a strange, house-filled neighborhood could be seen in the middle of an industrial area from the air. A close-up look would reveal that it was camouflage for Boeing’s Plant No. 2, where thousands of B-17 bombers were produced. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese submarines were spotted off the SanContinue reading “In World War II, Boeing Built a Fake Rooftop Town to Hide Its Factory Beneath From Potential Air Strike by the Japanese”

A Couple Sleeping in a Morrison Shelter Used as Protection From Collapsing Homes During the WWII ‘Blitz’ Bombing Raids

Morrison shelters were a way of protecting people from in their own homes from falling bombs. This was an alternative to the Anderson shelter in the garden and the public shelters. The Morrison shelter’s official name is the “Table (Morrison) indoor shelter”, it was designed by John Baker and named after Herbert Morrison who wasContinue reading “A Couple Sleeping in a Morrison Shelter Used as Protection From Collapsing Homes During the WWII ‘Blitz’ Bombing Raids”

Comparison Then and Now Photos of a Street in Germany During WWII vs. Today

Two amazing photos. The first is allied forces pushing through the town of Oberdorla, Germany, during World War II in 1945. The second is the same street captured 71 years later in 2016. This is a nice colorized reproduction of an original WWII photograph. Not only it brings much more detail to black and whiteContinue reading “Comparison Then and Now Photos of a Street in Germany During WWII vs. Today”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 6