Women in WWII Research Paper by Nicky

Women in WWII
An exploration of the diverse role of women in World War II.
# 128681 | 2,340 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 03, 2010 in History (U.S. World Wars) , Women Studies (Women and Society)

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The paper looks at the service of women in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and the Volunteer Emergency Service, or WAVES, in the Navy. The paper then discusses female Soviet snipers, and how women contributed their valuable energy in three main ways: they took the jobs left by the draft, they helped as farm women and housewives and they worked in the heavy industry. The paper also relates that women joined black bands, cooked meals with limited food, were members of the Navy League and were hired to function as computers.

The Women's Auxiliary Corps
Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service
Soviet Snipers
Soldiers in Housedresses
Navy League Women
Home Front Warriors
Women Computers

From the Paper:

"The role of women changed in the 20th century without precedence in history. The change began with events during World War II, which altered and even reversed women's social servility and traditional role. Women's rights reached a peak during this time, especially with the formation of the first female military units. Among these was the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, later renamed into the Women's Army Corps. The realities of war exact no less than total commitment of governments and individuals. Things are not normal at war time. A nation's resources have to be pledged in order to gain victory. These resources include women who otherwise are not active part of the war. D'Ann Campbell emphasized that every man, woman and child must be involved in the overall plan, organization and administration of the war effort."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Farney, Teresa H. Allies in the Kitchen. Colorado: The Colorado Springs Gazette, April 30, 2003
  • IEEE. Women in Computers. Institute of Electricians, Electronics Engineers, Inc., 2008
  • Krylova, Anna. Sharp-Shooting Women: Best Soviet Snipers. USA Today: Society for theAdvancement of Education, December 2006
  • McCammack, Jason R. Women Make WAVE in World War II. All Hands: US Navy, March, 2007
  • McCusker, Kristine M. Women in World War II. Tennessee: Humanities Tennessee, 2008

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