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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

I know that the Star Wars Imperial uniforms are often said to have been inspired by Nazi styles, but I seem to remember seeing WW2 pictures (or perhaps posters?) of some Allied women in uniform who wore hats that looked like this:



If there were, does anyone recall which ones?


Chris Wimbrow07 Aug 2017 1:01 p.m. PST


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

Women Coast Guard, too.


I have this clear mental image of the WAVE version in a picture of a formation dressed in blues, but I can't find the image. Maybe WWII or just past.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 2:15 p.m. PST

I guess even the factory workers wore color and style-specific headgear.

Robert, I think I may have found the poster you mean, with the women (SPARS) marching.

PS. I just realized that, if I'm reading the headgear correctly, the so-called "Rosie the Riveter" on the "We Can Do It posters!" wasn't working on building ships or planes, like I had always imagined. Her head scarf is that of the Women's Ordnance Workers, so she was making bombs! I wonder how many anti-war people/feminists today know that. :)




rmaker07 Aug 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

That's not Rosie! Rosie the Riveter was a female aircraft assembly worker who served as the model for Norman Rockwell's May 20, 1943 Saturday Evening Post cover illustration.


In the 1970's feminists started referring to any female war worker picture as Rosie the Riveter, but that's akin to referring to any wistful, romantic WW2 song as Lili Marlene.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 2:33 p.m. PST


Woo, now THAT'S a woman!


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