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Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
Women At War
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  • 1. Women at War 1939-1945
  • 2. Women’s role before the war
    • “ A woman’s place is in the home”
    • Domestic life: Child rearing
    • Men work & Women stay home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • 3. War Begins
    • Men enlist by the millions leaving jobs with no workers
    • Women are encouraged to go into the work force.
    • This causes a drastic change in gender roles in every nation.
  • 4. Life on the Home Front
    • Women take over traditional male roles
    • They go to work in factories and farms by the thousands supporting the war effort
    • Rationing imposes hardships
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  • 18. Women in Uniform Case Study: US Armed Services
    • “free a man for the front line”
    • Worked mostly clerical, support roles including mechanics, cooks, & secretaries
  • 19. Women’s Army Corp
    • 100,000 Joined
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  • 23. WAVES
    • 11,000 Joined
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  • 26. Army and Navy Nurses
    • 68,000 Women served to nurse wounded soldiers
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  • 28. Russia: Women were Front Line Soldiers
    • First country in the world to allow women in front line combat.
    • Soviets made no distinctions between men and women
    • Women made excellent snipers
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  • 30. Secret Agents, Saboteurs, & Partisans
    • Due to the Sexist ideas of the age women were able to effectively fight a covert war against the enemy
  • 31. Reporters and Photographers
    • News coverage encouraged many women to get jobs as correspondents.
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  • 33. After the War
    • The new found freedom for women both in the US and elsewhere was taken away as men returned.
    • Governments encouraged women to “return to the home and family”
                                                                                                          
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