Yesterday (December 7) was the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII. Of course there were lots of memorials and remembrances that took place across the country, as well as a number of articles and image collections on the web.
I’ve seen lots of images of the Pearl Harbor attack before, mostly of the Japanese attacks and the burning and sinking ships, but I’ve never seen this picture before. This is from Life Magazine’s “WWII: Women in the Fight” collection, and when I saw it yesterday, it really gave me goosebumps. I was so struck by the strength and determination of these women who worked together in a time of shock and fear to help in the aftermath of the attack.
So many people have the impression that women in the ’40s didn’t get involved in the war effort until much later, but here we can clearly see that women were involved at all levels from the very start.
You go, girls!