Sunday, September 28, 2008

Women in WW2 (ATS)


This is a unusual picture of a British women at the front line and with a gun during the Second World War. Kay Elms of London a member of a heavy Ack-Ack battery (ATS) based in Belgium early 1945.

While pictures like this are common place from the Soviet Union I have rarely seen British or American pictures of front line women.

Once again we should honour the memory of the thousands of women in ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) during World War 2 who night after night protected our cities and military forces from the Nazi threat.

Source: Challenge - the Journal of the Young Communist League, February 1945