Role of American women in the military; WACS, nurses, and other military roles for women in World War 1 and World War 2
United States USA Date:1945 Duration:5 min 17 sec Sound:Yes
The role of women in the armed forces in the United States. A U.S. Army sniper fires a 1903 Springfield rifle on the Korean front. A woman in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) inspecting such a rifle in the U.S. Patton Tanks moving up a hilly road in Korea. A WAC testing the turret of a Patton tank. U.S. Army women at desks as they work with Army men in an office. Picture depicts Molly Pitcher wife of a fallen U.S. Revolutionary War artilleryman. Depiction of George Washington at desk. Depiction of Clara Barton, an American nurse with a wounded soldier. Reenactment of Clara Barton working with another women. A man holds the flag of the American red cross. Wright Brothers aircraft in flight. Women in long dresses pushing an early model of car. A World War I charge, and troops in trenches. American women assembling belts of machine gun bullets during World War I. A nurse tending a wounded soldier. A woman nurse helping place a wounded soldiers into an ambulance in Europe, in World War I. Nurses in an operating theater in a hospital. Women march in victory parade at end of World War I. Women's suffrage demonstration by suffragettes in front of the White House and then women and men entering a polling place to vote around time of of 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. Aviatrix Amelia Earhart climbing down from an airplane. Swimmer Gertrude Ederle on an award stand. U.S. Navy Vought SB2U-2 planes in flight as they drop bombs. Scene of Pearl Harbor attack by Japanese during World War 2. Army nurses look out from deck of ship in World War II. Soldiers fire artillery. View of mountains and scenes of combat on islands in the Pacific during WWII. General Mark Clark awards nurse Silver Star medal. Repatriated Army nurses, who were prisoners, are loaded onto an aircraft by means of a fork lift. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs legislation establishing the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). Secretary of State George Marshall and others witness the signing. Depiction of Godess Athena. Women volunteering for WAAC move in a line carrying bags. American women in military uniform marching. WAAC volunteers being processed. Women receive physical exams and receive inoculations. WAAC personnel being trained: working on X rays, in laboratories, food service, and radio work. Women on board warships in World War 2.
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