Women of World War II Videos

The Army Nurse (1945)

This short details the importance of U.S. Army Nurses and all of the hard work and compassion that they provide on a daily basis. The film also shows the many different conditions they have to deal with in and out of work during wartime.

Women Fill Men’s Factory Jobs During World War II

More than 310,000 women worked in the U.S. aircraft industry in 1943, representing 65 percent of the industry’s total workforce (compared to just 1 percent in the pre-war years). The munitions industry also heavily recruited women workers, as represented by the U.S. government’s “Rosie the Riveter” propaganda campaign. This short film highlights the efforts of these pioneers.

Coast Guard SPARS 1943 United States Coast Guard

A short WWII news reel that takes a look at the creation of the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve – nicknamed SPARS – in November 1942, for the purpose of releasing men for duty at sea.

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