Women in the U.S. Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS) training during World War II
United States USA Date:1943 Duration:2 min 15 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Three Uniformed women in the U.S.Coast Guard Women's Reserve (SPARS) arrive at the entrance of a Coast Guard Station, during World War 2. The station includes a light house. Next, a Coast Guardsman explains the light to them as they stand on a platform at its top. Scene shifts to about a dozen SPARS women boarding a Coast Guard training ship. Some of them ascend rope ladders in the ship's rigging. Three of them drive away in a blue Coast Guard jeep, up a dirt road to a waterfront. There, while standing in a boat (unseen but moving up and down) a Coast officer converses with one of them while referring to a chart. The next scene shows the three women on top deck of a Coast Guard Fireboat, where a Coast Guardsman demonstrates one of their firefighting water guns. The water pressure is increased, creating a powerful stream of water. Scene shifts to about 25 SPARS women assembled on a lawn in front of a frame building. A woman officer motions them into formation and reads orders. Next, from viewpoint, above, the formation of SPARS women is seen marching along with Coast Guardsmen in a parade.
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