Posts tagged "world war ii"

It’s Time To Cry: Man Finds Lost WWII Love Letter He’d Written To His Late Wife

Even the coldest, most bitter of hearts will melt at the sight of 90-year-old Bill Moore gushing over his late wife of 63 years, Bernadean. Bill and Bernadean were dating when he was…

Claire Hannum | February 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm

These Pictures Of Real-Life Rosie The Riveters Kind Of Blew My Mind

World War II’s real-life Rosie the Riveters look a lot like the ads themselves — only way cooler. Rosie first came to be as a character in 1942, and during…

Claire Hannum | April 10, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Are You Sporting A “Recession” Haircut?

We’ve jokingly talked before about why women cut their hair, but here’s a historical example we didn’t really consider: war and its economic impact. The U.K.’s Telegraph recently reprinted a…

Leonora Epstein | September 30, 2009 - 1:45 pm

Put On Your Nylons, Dollface, It’s Time For An Air Raid Party

Brits. We will never understand them sometimes—and not just because of the cute accents.

Tonight some rather cheeky Brits are celebrating a “Blitz Party,” the 65th anniversary of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Scaring Army Guys Into Using Condoms

Last week, we learned that VD is for everybody. This week, in a World War II-era military training film, we learn that germs “may destroy your life” if…

Catherine Strawn | April 17, 2008 - 6:30 pm