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The Hidden Army

Runtime: 17 minutes

Release Date: 1944

Directed By: Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer

Scope & Content: On U.S. women in war work. Reel 1 dramatizes the Nazi concept of U.S. women as decadent playgirls, unfit for working. Women weld airplanes and landing barges, install wiring in planes, and inspect shells and radio tubes. Reel 2 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. National Archives.

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