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Pictures of Nurses with English Vehicles during the WW 2


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Nurses on the frontline: Photos celebrate the brave women who trained in mechanics, drove tanks and cared for wounded soldiers on the battlefields of WWI and WWII

  • Fascinating photographs documented the heroics of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) 
  • Founded in 1907, the all-women Corps initially provided frontline nursing support during the First World War
  • Role expanded ahead of the Second World War and FANYs served as drivers, cooks and encryption specialists 
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Don't forget Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth who learned to drive and maintain military trucks during WWII.  She apparently learned more than to differentiate between a fan belt and a spark plug.

 

From The History Channel:

"After months of begging her father to let his heir pitch in, Elizabeth—then an 18-year-old princess—joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II. Known as Second Subaltern Elizabeth Windsor, she donned a pair of coveralls and trained in London as a mechanic and military truck driver. The queen remains the only female member of the royal family to have entered the armed forces and is the only living head of state who served in World War II."

 

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I looked at other sources that confirmed her service.  I've read in the past that the Queen (then Princess) drove an ambulance during the days and nights of the London Blitz. 

 

New Year's Cheers,

Grog

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What an amazing aspect and note in history that rarely goes mentioned. Current reporters and the press are more focused on the "sensationalism" of anything that in most cases can cast a bad light on a public figure. This does not matter where they are located. What matters today is what color shoes and who made them are being worn by "personalities" or those deemed the "rich and famous". Ignored is the time and effort many people put into causes or situations that help people. Very sad.

 

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1 hour ago, capngrog said:

I've read in the past that the Queen (then Princess) drove an ambulance during the days and nights of the London Blitz. 

 

 

She wasn't old enough in 1940-41. If she did, it would have been at the end of the war during the V-2 attacks.

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It's been pretty hard to work as nurse those days, and you can imagine how hard it is to work nowadays as a nurse, when pandemic has started and not going to it's end. By the way, my sister works in the hospital as well, and I want to purchase some cool pairs of nursing shoes from here where I could get all the needed information about those shoes. Do you think it's worth it?

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