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    The home-front during WW2 and WW2 women's military branches.

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  1. Dear Keith and Mr. Jerry - Thank you all for your help . I did find an original WWII postcard dated 1945. The lady is wearing the black armband. Sorry for the size of the pic, but I had to reduce in order for it to download. Keith - if you are ever willing to sell your WWII USO items please keep me in mind. Sincerely, Christine A.
  2. Dear Milkshake - I really do appreciate your thoughts and help . Trust me, I did the same search wise. Frustrating. It's a very hard call. I realize that the next logical step would be to contact the company and ask what they are basing the black armband off of, but there is no phone # or email on their website . I'll take all the help I can get. Anyone who is knowledgeable about this - please keep the responses coming . Sincerely, Christine A.
  3. Dear Milkshake - Great picture. I've seen that one . That's the armband which matches my third image from Dressed for Duty Vol. 2. Unfortunately, I can't find another source which backs up the existence of the black armband reproduced by nchsinc.com other than the Norman Rockwell cover. A lady vendor who attends some of the same events has said some of his stuff is great, other things not so much. He's got a great resume, but ya never know sometimes. Sincerely, Christine A.
  4. Dear all - Please HELP if you can. I have been researching the USO for awhile now along with the pins and armbands that were worn by their female volunteers and junior hostesses in WWII. I have found an original photo ca. 1942 taken at the Loop USO club in Chicago, but the woman's face / hair looks altered. It almost looks like a bad cut / paste job. If anyone else has a better original WWII photo with a hostess wearing this particular armband or information on the armband itself - could you please share (source and date of photo preferred). The only other primary source I have found t
  5. Dear Tino and cutiger83 - lol - we pretty much display it and then put it away. But, once we start planning for Conneaut, I can take closer pics . Dear Grant S. - I never have been to the New England area, but will keep your info in case we ever do travel that way As far as research, maybe there is something you could help me with. I know plenty about Limitation Order L-85. but what about Limitation Order L-90 specifically for corsets / girdles? I tried to research it last year for a clothing class, but could find nothing on it...any help on it's restrictions would be much a
  6. Dear Admin - Yes, I agree. It's a very cool event. I am one of the Allied home-front coordinators for D-Day. We will have more stuff available for people than what I listed above. If you are an Allied male military participant and plan on bringing your sweetie ...I highly encourage the Facebook page. In addition, the Allied Civilian contingent is extending an invitation to those attendees who may be camping in the military camp but portraying civilians to join them for conversation and interpretation in the Allied Home Front area. If you'd like to come and visit for a couple of
  7. Dear all, Last, but not least is to tell you about / report on D-Day Conneaut OH. I'm sure many of you are fully aware of this event and plan on attending. It's always a great event. Would love to see some of you there. For this year, online registration is free. D-Day Conneaut will be limiting the number of participants to 1400 and will not have a walk on option. Re-enactors are welcome as early as August 18th, 2015 for set-up. The Villas program for local nursing home residents, many of whom are veterans, will take place Thursday. A Thursday night movie in the park will be fe
  8. Dear all - This is a new event that I am looking forward to participating in. It's called 6th Annual Armed Forces Day (WWII Weekend) in Farmington, MN May 16th and 17th. It sounds very interesting. Full schedule of activities for the public Sat / Sun and a new VFW steak fry Saturday evening. Free swing dance from 8 p.m. until midnight also on Saturday night. Village just like Rockford. I'm excited . http://dakotacitywwii.yolasite.com/ Christine A.
  9. Hi all - My mother and I started a WW2 home-front unit 2-3 years back. I would like to share a few pics of our display. It's changed up from time to time and am really proud of what we have accomplished. Right now, we take it to D-Day Conneaut. We have been invited to other events, but that's the main one we take it to. Topics covered include V-mail, Rationing, War Production, and L-85. Enjoy ... Sincerely, Christine A.
  10. Dear all - Some of you may or may not know about the D-Day Conneaut OH event. D-Day Conneaut is rapidly becoming America's premier living history event by being the most realistic and educational annual reenactment of D-Day - June 6th, 1944. It's a spectacular event. Since 1999, this recreation of the amphibious Allied landings upon the beaches of Normandy, France, has thrilled many. The event occurs within the beautifully kept grounds of Conneaut Township Park, Conneaut, Ohio, and assembles hundreds of re-enactors from across the United States and Canada. The park contains a 250 yard
  11. Dear all - thank you for your responses. Between this and another forum, i received a lot of helpful information. Some of which, re-in-forced your thoughts. I hope that this project in the end will all be worth it. Sincerely, Christine Albin
  12. To all - Okay - i just came home from viewing the D-Day Normandy 1944 movie at the Omnimax theater in St. Louis. I was very excited to see it and couldn't wait. Unfortunately, here is my review. I hate to say it, but i was hugely disappointed by this movie. Keep in mind, this is coming from a huge history buff who loves a good documentary. I expected to be coming out of the theater with tears considering the subject matter of the movie. Nadah, nothing. I also expected more stories from the actual veterans who hoofed it on the beaches, scaled the cliffs etc. about their experiences (what the
  13. To all - A very talented seamstress is helping me with a WAVE uniform (specifically the Service Dress, Blue, B ). Because of the unavailability of certain fabrics, she is reproducing the period correct long sleeved shirt as seen in below photograph which peeks out from the uniform and type II black tie. Here is the question we need verified - is this shirt stark white in color? Please do not bring up blitzkreig baby or the Uniform Regulations, Women's Reserve, United States Naval Reserve, of 1943 as i have checked both a gazillion times. Unfortunately, the regulations just say "whit
  14. I can't wait to see this. I am hoping to see it within the next few weeks. Our Omnimax theater at the St. Louis Science Center is presenting "D-Day: Normandy 1944" throughout the upcoming summer months. I would love to go see this as a re-enactor or maybe on Memorial Day weekend. Either way i'm going to make sure to have a viewing. The Omnimax is a 5 story theater, screen measures 79ft. in diameter. Also, the screen is tilted and domed with a six channel sound system that tricks the viewer into believing you’re really there. I hope this does justice to those who served and whose lives we
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