During World War II, an unprecedented number of womentook jobs at aircraft plants, shipyards, munitions factories, and other concerns across the nation to produce material essential to winning the war. Affectionately and collectively called "Rosie the Riveter" after a popular 1943 song, thousands of these women came to the U.S. Army-financed Douglas Aircraft Plant in Long Beach, the largest wartim...
Hardcover: 130 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions (April 30, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.4 x 9.6 inches
Amazon Rank: 4524778
Format: PDF ePub Text TXT fb2 book
- Gerrie Schipske epub
- Gerrie Schipske books
- 9781531637347 pdf
- History epub ebooks
- 978-1531637347 epub
I made the mistake of buying this book thinking I would learn something about how they built aircraft in World War II. I was wrong. This book is full of great photos, but the captions don't explain what is going on in the photos. They talk about "...
ufacturer, to help produce an astonishing number of the aircraft used in the war. They riveted,welded, assembled, and installed, doing man-sized jobs, making attack bombers, other war birds, and cargo transports. They trained at Long Beach City Schools and worked 8- and 10-hour shifts in a windowless, bomb-proof plant. Their children attended Long Beach Day Nursery, and their households ran on rations and victory gardens. When the men came home after the war ended, most of these resilient women lost their jobs.