American women in military service during World War II
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:1 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Navy commissioned Women officer nurses stand in formation, dressed in summer white uniforms, as they are inspected by senior officers during World War 2. Closeups of several nurses. Several women nurses, in uniforms of various armed services, pose for the camera. Closeups of some of them. Scene shifts to the first director of the Women's Army Corps (WAC), Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby, seen standing in front of an Army recruiting poster, and at her desk in Washington, DC. Women volunteers seen in a recruiting station, applying to join the new WAC. Colonel Hobby walking along sidewalk of the Arlington Memorial Bridge, across the Potomac River, in Washington, DC. She stops and poses for the camera. Next she is seen approaching two army officers on the bridge, who both come to attention and salute as she comes close enough for them to see the Colonel's eagles on her uniform shoulders. She returns their salute, smartly, and continues on her way. Next, four armed WAC members in field garb, stand on the side of a mountain as two of them consult a map and the others use binoculars. Below them, on a dirt path, women of a WAC motorcycle corps unit ride their Harley Davidson motorcycles. They also ford a stream on their motorcycles.
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