US Military Films promoting
the importance of women's
roles during wartime.
We're in the Army Now:
On the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps: Gen.
Marshall watches Oveta Hobby take the oath of
office. Women enter a WAAC recruiting office, eat in
a mess hall and enter training. The first WAAC
detachment in North Africa is shown. USA, 1943,
B&W, 14 min.
Glamour Girls of 1943:
Encourages women to take war work, particularly in
industry: operating machines in factories, sewing
parachutes, inspecting parts and in essential,
nonindustrial jobs: airplane and railroad
maintenance, bus driving, farming, etc. USA, 1943,
B&W, 9 min.
Hidden Army: Women weld
airplanes and landing barges, install wiring in
planes, and inspect shells and radio tubes. Also
shows nursery schools and personal services
(banking, beauty shops, etc.) established in war
plants to ease the burden on working women.
Women cite their reasons for producing war
materiel. USA, 1944, B&W 17 min.
Woman Power: Women manufacture superchargers for
airplane motors and operate milling machines,
lathes, grinders, tapping machines, punch presses,
and hydraulic presses. USA,1942, B&W, 18 min.
American Army Women Serving on all Fronts: WAC mechanics service airplanes in
Arizona. USA, 1944, B&W, 2min.
5 Films on one DVD, Total Running Time: 60 min.
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)