MOMENT | Wartime Rowing


Women rowing crew carrying their oars down to the river with gas masks in boxes slung over their shoulders in London, 1939.

There's so much about World War II that we later generations probably take for granted or never fully wrap our heads around. Can you imagine playing sports with gas masks slung around your shoulder?

4 comments:

Joy said...

That's just insane. I miss rowing.

Anonymous said...

Creepy...

Lizzie said...

Interesting too that they are all different, do you think they were decorated, like book jackets? So freaky.

Czarina said...

And they still manage to have classy gas mask boxes.