A Collection of Historic Films Detailing the Roles
in WWII Factory Production and in Nursing and Military Service
with a Powerful Narration By Eleanor Roosevelt
Women played an important role in our victory in World War II.
Without their support and sacrifices, the results of the war could
have been dramatically different both for the soldiers in the field
and the civilians at home.
This collection of five WWII era films portray women and the contributions
that they made to the war effort.
The Army Nurse (1945) - This film portrays the daily life
and work of the Army nurse. It also includes training and off-duty
activities during the course of a work week.
Coast Guard SPARS (1943) - This is a recruitment film for
the SPARS, the Coast Guard Women's Auxilliary. It shows how they
participated to keep the Coast guard running smoothly during the
Freedom Comes High (1944) - This film portrays the sacrifices
women and families make when their husbands are at war. It does
it by showing how a family reacts to the husband's ship being struck
and sunk. Its purpose is to show that the sacrifices, however painful
they may be, are for the greater good and those who died should
Supervising Women Workers (1944) - This film explores how
to manage and train women workers who took over men's factory jobs
during the war. It covers the various problems and issues that need
to be addressed in situations that were typically viewed as man's
Training Women for War Production (early 1940s) - This film
is narrated by Eleanor Roosevelt. She talks about the National Youth
Administration and the steps being taken to train young women for
The collection is in black and white and is approximately 54 minutes
Here are some sample clips from the DVD