Princess Isabella of Naples (2 October 1470 – February 11, 1524), Duchess of Milan
An Englishwoman goes about her daily chores with her child, both donning gas masks in case of a German attack. Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England. 1941. Picture courtesy of Science and Society Picture Library.
A Finnish Lotta (member of Finland’s Women’s Auxiliary Corps) tends to a wounded Finnish soldier during the ongoing Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. Karelia. August 1941.
A woman sits atop a pile of rubble and has a cup of tea after a German Luftwaffe strike during the Blitz. London, England. 1941.
Guy Denning, 2011
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