Araminta, the stocking thing was weird, wasn't it? I couldn't help wondering what all those girls with gravy powder on their legs did when it started raining (which is does quite a lot in England).
Jordl, Rosie the Riveter is awesome! I remember reading an interview with the real-life model for the illustration a while ago - unfortunately I forgot to bookmark it.
Emily, thank you very much! I'm glad you're enjoying the posts, and it's always nice to hear a historian say the books are convincing. (I don't have any history qualifications whatsoever - my degree was in applied science.)