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Summary: A short film describing women's actual and potential contribution to the war effort.
Description: Attention is focused on three women's services, the WRNS, WAAF and ATS. Their duties, the fulfilment of which "releases men for fighting duties", are described. The WRNS "assists the Navy" by preparing meals, testing parachutes, delivering dispatches and operating teleprinters. The WAAF maintains files, prepares meals and operates radios. Working with the army, the ATS "specialises... in typists, teleprinter operators, telephonists, cooks and waitresses". Army store keeping has become a "woman's job", as has lorry driving. In the final sequence members of the ATS operate predictors and height-finders, and their work results in the successful shooting down of an enemy plane.
Production Details: Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Auxiliary Territorial Service (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Women's Auxiliary Air Force (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Women's Royal Naval Service (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British military - routine (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 922 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Technical: note that all copies held are without sound.