WW2 Pinup


25 Pdr
July 13, 2009, 07:34 AM
Isn't she a Beauty? :D


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July 13, 2009, 07:45 AM
Smokin! Apparently, one of the lesser know accessories for the BREN gun...........

July 13, 2009, 11:07 PM
It could also be a zb26, and she, thereore, could be Czech.

Do we have anyone here who can say for certain which of the variants of this gun "pattern" the one pictured is?

EDIT: I just looked at the photo again and noticed the sign at the right edge of the frame, PLAINLY written in ENGLISH. Boo, me!

July 13, 2009, 11:31 PM
There I was...all prepped to see a Grace Kelly or Betty Page pin up! Thats O.K. A cool photo is always good !


July 13, 2009, 11:37 PM
Holy crap! There's a chick in that photo of that sweet gun!

July 13, 2009, 11:37 PM
They don't make 'em like that anymore...

July 13, 2009, 11:50 PM
(further comments, such as the one above and mine below, are likely going to be directed at both the woman and the gun).

Sure like to have that next to me when I sleep.

Mal H
July 14, 2009, 12:03 AM
Nah, let's say we don't make comments like that, kay?

The sign probably says, "No Smoking". :)

July 14, 2009, 12:51 PM
What G. Gordon Liddy did before Watergate.

Blonde: Am I holding this right, G?

Liddy: Honey, just aim for center of mass and squeeze the trigger slowly.

Brunette: I'm next!

July 14, 2009, 12:55 PM
That looks like a photo from the old Bren works at Inglis in Canada during WWII (www.pbase.com/mrclark/inglis_factory).

Uncle Mike
July 14, 2009, 01:18 PM
What girl.....

Oh yea... I see her... I like how she is rubbing that barrel!

Sav .250
July 14, 2009, 03:37 PM
A "special" moment for sure.

July 14, 2009, 04:09 PM
What? You guys don't know Ronnie Foster?


Yes, she is indeed the Bren Girl.

Much more cultured than the Breck girl.

July 14, 2009, 04:26 PM
Not a ZB26 (even if the picture didn't have the English sign), note the curved magazine to accommodate the rimmed 303 cartridge. The ZB26 chambered for the 7.92x57 had a straight mag.

Hope the young lady didn't develop anything bad from her smoking, a British version of Rosie the riveter.

July 14, 2009, 04:42 PM
HA! Got one right for a change!

July 14, 2009, 04:45 PM
As someone who MAKES pin up photos, that's pretty cool.

July 15, 2009, 01:20 PM
Isn't she a Beauty?

Yeah! (And the girl is nice, too.)

25 Pdr
July 15, 2009, 04:45 PM
Thanks Gents for all the Info.....I just got the photo from Google Images when searching for Bren Gun.

The Bren was the second most exciting gun I ever fired. The best of course being the 25 Pdr Field Gun. (Especially in the anti-tank roll.).


July 15, 2009, 10:33 PM

Cool! I stumbled across the Inglis factory site a couple of years ago and hadn't seen this one. Surprising considering I'm a BHP nut.

Thanks in large part to the women in these photos and all our mothers/grandmothers that stepped up to the war effort on the shop and factory floor we were able to win WWII ("we" being the Allies). Next time you wish you had remembered to ask Grandpa what he did during WWII remember to ask Grandma as well. She might have made the weapon he had carried.

July 16, 2009, 04:34 AM
I asked mom what she did during WWII while dad was fightin'.

"Honey I dismantled bombs in Dothan, AL." If you knew my mom you would never belive she would do something like that. One, no disrespect intended, but she has no mechanical aptitude. Two, she is, and was, often thought of as what we would call a "ditz" today.

In response to the OP and the first post:

Holy Crap, there's a gun in that picture?

I couldn't take my eyes off the babe. :D


July 16, 2009, 07:38 AM
She must be the English Rosie the Riveter.


July 16, 2009, 08:13 AM
The ZB-26 also has a gas system that runs almost the full length of the barrel. That's definitely a Bren in the photo.

July 16, 2009, 03:31 PM
Not Ronnie but I like her accessories!!!:D:D:D


July 17, 2009, 07:16 PM
The Bren was my Dad's favorite when he was serving in the British Army back in the 1950s. He has a soft-spot for the No.4 Lee Enfield, too, but the Bren will always be #1.

July 17, 2009, 07:36 PM
Ronnie the Bren girl: http://thats-so-boss.blogspot.com/2008/07/ronnie-bren-gun-girl.html

July 17, 2009, 08:51 PM
There's a gun in that picture? Hmmm, I'll have to look again.

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