Since nylon and silk were in short supply for civilian use during The War, women drew lines on the backs of their legs to mimic the seams on stockings. Here is where you would whisper to this lady, “Excuse me, your seams need straightening”:
And of this lady, you would just admire her (ahem!) straight seams:
A sailor is furiously typing out a message. Best not to ask what it is; it’s classified!
Remember to write home:
This German reenactor has a snazzy uniform while he talks about his messages and maps:
A civilian wearing nifty spectator shoes:
An embroidered apron—“Tell It to the Marines”:
Chow time for a hungry soldier:
German officers heading somewhere:
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em:
It was a full day, and we headed home. Follow that Jeep!During Memorial Day Week (May 27-31, 2018) I will be sharing more photographs and history about World War II and other military-themed remembrances.
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