The recruitment of women as Marines in the United States, during World War II.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:3 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
A film titled: 'Lady Marines' on the recruitment of women in the United States Marine Corps, during World War 2. Views of Marines engaged in combat. U.S. Naval guns firing. A Marine dive bomber in action. Splashes in water from explosions. Marines in an amphibious assault on the beach. Paramarines making a jump. Tanks moving on the field. U.S. Marines firing machine guns. Paramarines boarding an airplane. Views of U.S. Marines in non-combat assignments in Washington, DC. Exterior of the U.S. Capitol building. Trucks being refueled. Marine mechanics maintaining vehicles. Marines engaged in administrative and logistical wartime support activities. A Marine typing a document on a typewriter. Comments about the need to free trained Marines for combat. A scene of Japanese soldiers celebrating a victory. A poster with the photograph of a woman reads: 'Be a Marine'. On February 13, 1943 the Marine Corps Womens Reserve is formed. Women are recruited to relieve Marines for combat. Women Marines salute.
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