News reels, documentaries, and recruiting films offer a close-up look into the daily lives of the women who served their country during World War II. These short videos take us back in time to a turning point for women in the U.S., when finally their contributions outside the home were not only welcome but sought after.
WWII Homefront “Women Of Steel” 1943
All over America women are fighting for Victory in the heavy war industries. Industries where women have never before worked — this is the inspiring story of how they have gone into the steel plants.
WAAC Recruiting Film “We’re In The Army Now” 1943
This classic WWII recruiting film follows WAACs as they take the oath of office, get shots, receive uniforms, learn to salute, eat in a mess hall, arrive at their new quarters, march in a parade, and more.
WAC (Women’s Army Corps): “It’s Your War Too” 1944
Documentary short about the US Army Women’s Army Corps – WAC – and their role in winning the war. Includes animation from the Walt Disney Studios.