With so many hardlegs pulled from the fields, factories, police forces and offices, many women stepped forward to do their part for the war effort. While Germany was still an ocean away, very real threats of sabotage by enemy agents and U-boats stalking towns up and down the East Coast led to mobilization of home guards and auxiliary police units.One of the more interesting was the women’s machine gun squad police reserves of New York City. We can’t find out much information about this group but we did find these two images in the National Archives, rocking a Lewis gun and a ton of moxie.
Source: Things change: There was a women’s machine gun squad in 1918 New York (PHOTOS)
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David R. Duringer, JD, LL.M, is a concealed firearm instructor and tax lawyer specializing in business and estate planning; licensed to practice law in the states of California and Washington. He is managing shareholder at Protective Law Corporation, serving Southern California from its Laguna Hills (Orange County) headquarters and satellite offices in San Diego County (Coronado and Carlsbad).
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