New WWI Mystery Unearthed: Women Dressed As Soldiers Puzzle

Posted by admin on Nov 6, 2013

A project to identify photographs of World War I soldiers from photographic plates found in a Wellington studio has unearthed a new mystery. Among the male soldiers, a couple of women in uniform have also been discovered. Researchers at Te Papa now want to identify who they were, and why they were dressed as soldiers.

Te Papa history curator Michael Fitzgerald said it was hoped members of the public might help shed some light on their identities.

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