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Rosie the Riveter Poster Girl

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The ‘Rosie’ phenomenon came about after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour in 1941 and the Americans entered into WW2. The Government realised the only way to replace the fighting men was to recruit as many women as possible. Government sources issued continual appeals with ads and articles in magazines and papers to get women into work previously done by men. More than six million women helped build planes, bombs, tanks and other weapons that would help to win WW2.

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