Famous across Canada as 'Ronnie the Bren Gun Girl', meet Veronica Foster
Later, the United States would create a similar factory girl, also wearing a kerchief and rolled up sleeves. But Rosie the Riveter was fiction. Ronnie the Bren Gun girl was a strapping example of real Canadian womanhood. She became a model and a big band singer. This year, perhaps spare a thought for all the Ronnies.