A Port of Embarkation switchboard operator continues working after receiving news of the death of her son in World War II.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:3 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
Contribution of Signal Corps and army messengers during World War II. A map locates target areas. Telephone operators seated at a switchboard in the United States, at a Port of Embarkation. Men and women work in a room and pass messages to soldiers at a battlefield. The switchboard operator goes on break and places a call to her 10 year old boy at home using a pay phone booth. The woman picks up the phone and dials a number. She talks to her son and gets the information of the death of her eldest son, a Signal Corps soldier in combat. She puts the phone down and sits in her chair. Other women talk to her and suggest that she go home. She continues with her work.
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