About us:
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Copyright by BLITZKRIEGBABY
.. My husband and I have been interested in the period of the 1920’s to 1940’s for many years. We love swing and other dance music of this time, as well as the fashions, art deco furniture, old cars, etc. When we attended our first World War II reenactment event in England, we were very impressed and enthusiastic about the idea of learning and educating through living history.

When we started to collect military uniforms, we immediately experienced how difficult it was (and is) to obtain verifiable information that was both detailed and correct. As a university-graduate historian, I began systematical research of primary sources like official regulations, actual wartime publications (books, recruiting brochures, etc.) and contemporary pictures from the war years. During my research, I became cognizant that multiple myths and much incorrect information have persisted.

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Therefore, I want to offer this homepage to everyone, in order to document the historical knowledge that I acquired about American women in uniform during World War II.

By making color photographs of our private collection of uniforms and equipment available to the public, I especially hope to assist female re-enactors with their impressions.

We think that reenactment is a great chance to commemorate this noble pioneering generation of brave women. My main goals have been realized if I am able to support and improve serious impressions through use of this homepage.

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By the way, another homepages from my husband and I is related to civilian life of the 1920's to1940's. It treats topics like fashion, music, movies, everyday life… 

If you are interested you can take a look under


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.My husband and I are also members of the following living history group which is dedicated to the civilian and military life of the years 1939 to 1949.

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Contact

If you have any questions, please visit the forum on my homepage. Perhaps your question has already been asked and answered there. If not, you can post your request in the public help section at the top of the forum (no registration necessary). The forum members will do their best to help you. If you are a female reenactor, you might also like to become a permanent forum member and share information regarding female WWII reenactment with fellow enthusiasts. If you register, please read the registration agreement terms carefully.

If you have questions/comments directly concerning my homepage, please feel free to email me ( katy@blitzkriegbaby.de ). I would appreciate any suggestions or additional information. As a scholar of fashion, clothing artifacts and history, I recognize that any research project must remain open to positive criticism and comment.  Please let me know if you notice a mistake that can be checked by military records or official accounts. The more people who check back and help with their own knowledge, the better the results will be! The purpose of this page is to salute the service of female World War II veterans by presenting authoritative depictions of their dress and duties...
 

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All photographs have been released with proper authorization for use on this site. 
However, if a picture is inadvertently shown that does not comply with fair usage, then the photograph will be removed if requested by the rightful owner. 
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