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Resistance, Josephine Baker. During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. repin rw

Enigma Machine - Enigma Machine During World War II, the Germans used the Enigma, a cipher machine, to develop nearly unbreakable codes for sending messages. The Enigma's settings offered 150,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible solutions, yet the Allies were eventually able to crack its code. By end of the war, 10 percent of all German Enigma communications were decoded at Bletchley Park, in England, on the world’s first electromagnetic computers.

Contruction of 'The Hindenburg' in Friedrichshafen, Germany, 1935

Women in kitchen preparing food, circa 1945 by OSU Special Collections & Archives, via Flickr

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