Interrogation of Aircrews; W.A.A.F. Help In This Work, c1943. Creator: Cecil Beaton
Interrogation of Aircrews; W.A.A.F. Help In This Work, c1943. The Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), whose members were referred to as WAAFs, was the female auxiliary of the British Royal Air Force during World War II. Its members did not serve as aircrew, but although they did not participate in active combat, they were exposed to the same dangers as any on the home front working at military installations. Among their duties were: crewing of barrage balloons, catering, meteorology, radar, aircraft maintenance, transport, communications duties including wireless telephonic and telegraphic operation. At its peak strength, in 1943, the number of WAAFs (members of the force) exceeded 180,000, with over 2,000 women enlisting per week. From "Wings On Her Shoulders", by Katharine Bentley Beauman, Late Fight Officer W.A.A.F. [Hutchinson & Co Ltd, London, New York, Melbourne, c1943]
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Washington Taking Leave of the Officers of His Army-at Francis's Tavern, Broad Street
Washington Taking Leave of the Officers of His Army-at Francis's Tavern, Broad Street, New York, December 4th, 1783-"With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you. I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy, as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.", 1848
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Triumvirate Assuming Power in the Name of the Prince of Orange, 21 November 1813, c
1765818 Triumvirate Assuming Power in the Name of the Prince of Orange, 21 November 1813, c.1828 (oil on canvas) by Pieneman, Jan Willem (1779-1853); 70A86.5 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; (add.info.: After the French were driven out of the Netherlands in November 1813, a provisional government was declared in The Hague at the home of Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp, seated in fur robe, who formed the triumvirate with Van der Duyn of Maasdam (behind him) and Count of Limburg Stirum pointing to the officers - Colonel Van Oldebarnevelt (called White Tullingh) with hand raised and Captain Heyns Van Bergen. Elias Canneman is at the table. Portraits of William of Orange and his half brother Maurice hang on the wall behind.
A Sovereign Principality of the United Netherlands was declared and William Frederick (1772-1843) was invited back from England to The Hague as sovereign prince, later becoming William I of the Netherlands.
); Dutch, out of copyright
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