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Top secret Rosies the female computers of World War II

Title
Top secret Rosies [videorecording] : the female computers of World War II / producer/director, LeAnn Erickson ; writer, Cynthia Baughman.
Variant title
Title on disc label/container: Top secret Rosies : the female computers of WWII
Format
DVD, Videodisc
Published/Produced
[Alexandria, Va. : PBS Distribution?], c2010.
Description
1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits
Editor, LeAnn Erickson ; score, Patrick de Caumette.
System details
DVD-R; letterbox widescreen; NTSC.
Summary
"In 1942, a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. But unlike the efforts to recruit Rosie the Riveter to the factory, this clandestine search targeted female mathematicians who would become human 'computers' for the U.S. Army. From the bombing of Axis Europe to the assaults on Japanese strongholds, women worked around-the-clock six days a week, creating ballistics tables that proved crucial to Allied success. Rosie made the weapons, but the female computers made them accurate. When the first electronic computer (ENIAC) was developed to aid the Army's calculation efforts, six of these women were tapped to become its first programmers."--Container.
Notes
Documentary. Originally produced as a documentary in 2010.
Subject headings
Women mathematicians--United States--History--20th century. World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Female. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives.
Genre heading
Documentary films. Nonfiction films. Feature films. Feature films United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other contributors
Erickson, LeAnn. Baughman, Cynthia. PBS Distribution (Firm)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Auxiliary Library Facility
Call Number
QA27.5 .T668 2010
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Stacks