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Golden age of glamour: Incredible colour images from 1940s show perfectly made-up women building B-52 bombers for the war effort

An incredible selection of colour photographs has shown the US home front at work and at home during Second World War. The images show civilian men and women working side-by-side to produce B-52 bombers in large aviation plants. The images were taken between 1940-1943 by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information, which was a government agency created during World War II to promote patriotism, warn about foreign spies and to recruit women into war work. The shots, from photography archive website Shorpy, are stunning in their detail and lifelike quality, and were shot on Kodachrome film. Although the shots are posed the soldiers and workers were the real thing. for more click here

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