Jump to content

This Day in WWII 26 September 1938 - 1944


Recommended Posts

studebakeradsept1942.jpg Studebaker Ad - September 1942

1938: Chancellor Adolf Hitler announces in a speech; "The Sudetenland is the last territorial claim I have to make in Europe."

1939: Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa - AK) is formed in Warsaw.

bettybrosmer.jpg *Betty Brosmer

1940: During the London Blitz, the underground Cabinet War Room suffers a hit when a bomb explodes on the Clive Steps.

1940: US President Franklin Roosevelt imposes an embargo on the export of aviation fuel, scrap iron, and steel to Japan, citing American defence needs.

bettybrosmer2.jpg Betty Brosmer

1941: The U.S. Army establishes the Military Police Corps

1941: The Free French government in London under General de Gaulle signs an alliance with the Soviet Union.

texacoadsept1942.jpg Texaco Ad September 1942

1941: German High Command records capture of 665,000 prisoners in the Kiev operations.

1941: The first Arctic Convoy bound for Russia leaves Britain for Hvalfiord, Iceland. It consists of ten merchantmen with escorts and was designated as PQ1. The convoy arrived in Archangel without incident on 11 October thereby inaugurating a regular service to North Russia. (The letters PQ and QP were chosen because the first convoy planning officer was Cmdr. P.Q. Edwards.)

bettybrosmer7.jpg Betty Brosmer

1941: The British Eighth Army is formed in Egypt in preparation for 'Operation Crusader' and now includes both XIII and XXX Corps. At the same time the British Ninth Army is created in Palestine and the Tenth Army in Iraq and Iran to guard against Turkey entering the war on the Axis side.

bettybrosmer5.jpg Betty Brosmer

1942: The ‘Final’ German offensive begins at Stalingrad.

1942: The SS begin to take profit from the possessions and valuables of Jews from Auschwitz and Majdanek. German banknotes are sent to the Reichs Bank. Foreign currency, gold, jewels and other valuables are sent to SS Headquarters of the Economic Administration. Watches, clocks and pens are distributed to troops at the front. Clothing is distributed to German families.

bettybrosmer6.jpg Betty Brosmer

1944: The Eighth Army crosses the Rubicon in north-eastern Italy.

bettybrosmer4.jpg Betty Brosmer

*Betty Brosmer is an American former model born in Pasadena, California on 2 August 1935. She was a popular pin-up at the height of her career in the 1950's.

Betty Brosmer will go down in pin-up history for many reasons, the most notable of them being her very pronounced hourglass figure. During her heyday in the 1950's, her measurements were somewhere around 38-18-35. Brosmer was the epitome of the Californian girl, with that girl-next-door look not unlike Marilyn Monroe. But whereas Monroe's and other glamour model's careers focused on the movies, Brosmer stayed with modeling, both commercial and pin-up. At one point in the 50's she was the highest paid pin-up model around. During this time, she turned down Playboy because of her rule of never doing anything more than just chaste cheesecake shots. In the 1960's, she stopped her pin-up career when she married publisher of fitness magazines Joe Weider. Since then, she has been a regular model and writer for his publications and a role model for good health and fitness in later age.

bettybrosmer3.jpg Betty Brosmer


Betty's classic beauty put her on over 300 magazine covers and books.

She was in thousands of magazine spreads.

Her face appeared on full-page ads in Life, Time, Fortune, Look, Saturday Evening Post and other leading magazines of her day.

She won over 50 beauty contests before the age of 20.

On life-size cutouts in retail stores selling Kodak film, Thom McAn shoes and other products.

Every time you see a green tree hanging in an auto windshield, think of Betty. It was her effervescent smile on display cards that started that trend and made these tree air fresheners famous throughout the world. They are still sold today.

Betty was the first model to receive residuals every time her picture was published.

She was one of the first models to own the rights to many of her negatives and photos.

She was the highest paid model of that time period.

Betty was the first true Super Model.

studebakeradsept1943.jpg Studebaker Ad - September 1943

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Create New...