In pictures: women in WWII

An exhibition that explores the impact of the Second World War on women's lives through the photography of Lee Miller, one of the most important female war photographers of the 20th century, opens at IWM, London this October. Here are some of the highlights...

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Forces Francaise de l’Interior worker (French resistance fighter), Paris, France, 1944 by Lee Miller © Lee Miller Archives, England 2015. All rights reserved

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Women in fire masks, Downshire Hill, London, England, 1941, by Lee Miller © Lee Miller Archives, England 2015. All rights reserved

Polish pilot Anna Leska, of Air Transport Auxilliary, flying a spitfire, White Waltham, Berkshire, England, 1942, by Lee Miller © Lee Miller Archives, England 2015. All rights reserved

Two German women sitting on a park bench surrounded by destroyed buildings, Cologne, Germany, 1945, by Lee Miller © Lee Miller Archives, England 2015. All rights reserved

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Lee Miller: A Woman’s War is on show at IWM, London, from 15 October–24 April 2016. For more information, and to book tickets, visit the museum website.