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Veronica Foster making Bren in Inglis factory

Veronica Foster, an employee of John Inglis Co. Ltd., known as "The Bren Gun Girl" taking a break on the Bren Gun production line, Toronto, Ont.
10 March 1941

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Anonymiss 29-Apr-2012 15:12
Laura, your message was very touching. I have fallen in love with this image and wonder if the photographer imagined the thoughts that would be spawned in the minds of Canadians in the future. Today, being on the brink of WW3, females are more concerned with their hair and makeup than freedom. God bless us all.
Lars Boddeus 08-Nov-2011 19:12
I was searching the internet for info about the brengun.
After i found 2 canadian brengun barrels here in Holland with my metaldetector...

And so i found out about this woman...
Makes you think... maybe she has layed her hands on my barrels i found :)
mrclark14-Mar-2010 16:06
Please feel free to reprint. This photo was found in the Canadian Archives photo website.
Ryan 13-Mar-2010 14:06
I think this is an amazing piece of Canadiana, I would like permission to reprint this photo and frame it for my shooting club, please let me know if this is allowed
Mark 03-Feb-2009 03:02
Having found these pics by accident I find them fascinating. I enjoy reading about WWII history and have books describing the "Inglis" Browning 9mm High Power (which my father owns) and made here in December 1944! It's interesting that many women such as this hand-finished these fine guns still operating and in collections to this day. Very very interesting.
Laura Markey 28-Jun-2008 04:19
My mother looks so beautiful in this shot. She passed away in 2000. She never really told us about her "Bren Gun Girl" days and while googling her name I came across this site. After this time, Mom became a pretty famous big band singer and that is how she met my father. They met when she was the lead vocalist for the Mart Kenny Band and my father was a trombone player (an excellent one, George Guerrette). Both my parents then went on to perform with various bands in Canada during WWII and beyond.