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Title Top secret Rosies [videorecording] : the female computers of World War II / producer/director, LeAnn Erickson ; writer, Cynthia Baughman.

Imprint [United States] : PBS Distribution, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    510.82 TOP    Available
Description 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally produced as a documentary film in 2010.
Credits Videographers, Kevin Hachenberg ... [et al.] ; editor, LeAnn Erickson ; score, Patrick de Caumette ; narrator, LeAnn Erickson.
Performer Documentary subjects: Jean Jennings Bartik, Joe Chapline, Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer, Shirley Blumberg Melvin, James 'Doug' Mickle, Doris Blumberg Polsky, Edward Sage.
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.
System Details DVD, widescreen, NTSC, region 1.
Language English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Women mathematicians -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Added Author Erickson, LeAnn. Director. Producer.
Baughman, Cynthia. Screenwriter.
PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN 9781608833320
Standard No. 841887013352
Music No. TOSR601 PBS

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