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The Women of WWII

The Women of WWII

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The Women of WWII


During the War, while the men were away fighting, the majority of women stayed home and worked.  This was the first time that Women were put into the work force in this capacity. This DTG, printed 100% Heavy Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt has a 1x1 rib set-in collar with mitered V-neck construction, a tag less label and shoulder-to-shoulder taping.

Women ran the railroads, the electric companies. They farmed, built the ships, planes, tanks, guns, munitions like the Bomb Girls and war supplies. They did this while still maintaining the household and raising their children.

Canada was first to recognize women’s war effort with “Ronnie the Bren Gun Girl” or Bren Gun Betty.  Veronica Foster was chosen as she worked for the John Inglis Company in Toronto, assembling Bren light machine guns. Her natural beauty made her the perfect model for the national poster campaign.

Veronica represented nearly one million Canadian women who worked in the manufacturing plants.  She was the perfect blend of femininity and female liberation. Ronnie became the subject of infatuation, so much so, that in 1942, the United States decided to create its own female icon. And, Ronnie’s head scarf and can do attitude were transferred to the well- known American propaganda image of “Rosie the Riveter”.

The iconic “Rosie the Riveter” was introduced representing the five million women who worked in factories during the World War II. Today, “Rosie the Riveter” is commonly used as a symbol of feminism and women's economic power.

Many women have claimed to be World War II-era poster icon “Rosie the Riveter,” but only one could claim to be the original. Her name was Rosalind P. Walter who sadly passed away in 2006.

Our design is the answer shirt to the famous ‘We Can Do It ‘phrase that appears on that iconic American poster. The left side of the design features (from bottom to top we represent the Navy with a WAVE, a Factory Worker, and a Homemaker. On the right side we represent the Army with a WAC, the Army Nursing Corps and the Airforce with a WAF.

The design forms a Big V for Victory!

Remember, International Women's Day is celebrated on 8 March around the world. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights and International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.

With our past fundraising initiatives, people have enabled us to donate over 75 THOUSAND DOLLARS of which, 54 Thousand was used to successfully commemorate the lives lost by Canadian soldiers on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. Now the fund-raising goal is focused on providing professionally trained service dogs to the members of our First Responders along with the Women and Men of the Armed Forces who suffer from P.T.S.D. We invite you to please give generously to your local Service Dogs Organizations: e.g. National Service Dogs which will complement funds raised here.

Buy online military history apparel: commemorative Army T-Shirts / Polos, Military golf shirts / polos, sweatshirts and baseball caps; Clothes commemorating historical armed forces efforts to protect Freedom and Democracy.

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