|Nothing like a smoke after a hard days work.|
Less familiar will be this group of Sten Gun Grannies, who worked at the Lakeview Small Arms Munitions factory. The Sten submachine gun was generally not admired by front line troops, due to its tendency to misfire, fire on fully automatic when in the semi-auto position, or discharge an entire clip when dropped. The accompanying article from the Toronto Star of 1943 noted that some 70 "grandmas" worked the factory and were eager to show they could shoot as well as make guns.
|None of these matriarchs shot from the hip.|