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World War II

First Annual Rosie the Riveter Day Celebrates Women's Contributions in WWII

On the 21st of March, a month dedicated to women's history, the first-ever celebration of National Rosie the Riveter Day took place at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in California. Read More »

Remembering Greta Zimmer Friedman: The Woman in Iconic Times Square Kiss Photo

Just over 71 years after Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the iconic photograph of a kiss between a nurse and an elated U.S. Navy sailor in Times Square, the woman in the picture, Greta Zimmer Friedman, passed away at the age of 92. Read More »

Meet Martha Gellhorn: The First Female Journalist to Report On D-Day

Whether we realize it or not, stories of women in war, though more common today than they once were, have frequently been left untold. Read More »

'The Hidden Histories of a Million Wartime Women' You Need to Know

"In Britain during the second World War, one in ten of the women's population was a member of the Women's Voluntary Services. That's over a million women you've never heard of," says actress Patricia Routledge. Read More »

One Stowaway and the History of Women in War

While we remember the invasion of Normandy, MAKERS looks back on the women who have waged their own war against the barriers of the armed forces. Read More »