• Short Summary

    Excellent footage of women operating tanks, machine guns and anti-aircraft guns in America.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LADIES' DAY".

    Maryland, United States of America.

    Various shots of women at a Maryland arms factory working on a tank and then climbing in and taking it for a test drive on the factory testing grounds. We then see the women testing machine guns as commentator says "many have become so expert that they tried to join up as gunners".

    Women crews load and fire anti-aircraft guns in another testing session. One woman puts her hands over her ears as the gun blasts off.

    This is great footage! The women wear turbans, snoods, helmets and dungarees or overalls. Good for showing women doing traditional men's jobs during the war.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1332.14
    Media URN:
    43986
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:40:00 / 01:26:35:00
    Canister:
    42/58

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