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Though he’s known for celebrity portraits, Beaton was one of the most prolific photographers of life during the second world war, taking over 7,000 pictures between 1940-45 in Britain as well as China and Africa. Featuring everything from blitz bomb damage to smoking soldiers, here’s a selection of Beaton’s rare war images.
Badass British women of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, Woman Royal Naval Service, & Royal Artillery.
Historical Note: As recent as 1993, the WRENS were disbanded and 4,535 women were fully integrated into the Royal Navy and able to serve Her Majesty’s ships at sea, at all ranks and rates.