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Noteable in the poster, of post 1# here, is the fact that all the speakers are well heeled! Of course WW2 had the advantage of films and radio to reach a wider audience.
A close family member (female) of mine drove a car for the City Of Birmingham Gas Department during the blitz. It involved taking the officials to inspect bomb damage to the gas mains and other supplies.
Wish I knew who she was but she's in one of our albums and it's a 100% safe bet that she's a Brummie and she's sitting in a Birmingham back yard. Note the fag. And the chevrons - I wonder what they denote. Most probably 1919. (It bears a strong resemblance to my mother but I am sure she didn't serve).
thanks viv...it is easy to forget the role the ladies played in ww1 and how strange that it was many years later that they were given funny glances for doing the jobs that were considered to be mainly done by men