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In 1942 soon after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a secret military program was launched to recruit female mathematicians who would become human 'computers' for the US military. Top Secret 'Rosies': The Female 'Computers' of WWII shares a story of the women and technology that helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age.
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Must-see documentary

This is a great documentary which brings to light the experiences of 4 ordinary women who had mathematical talent, the education, and the I-can-do-it attitude which contributed extraordinarily to the war effort and to ...Read complete review

This is a great documentary which brings to light the experiences of 4 ordinary women who had mathematical talent, the education, and the I-can-do-it attitude which contributed extraordinarily to the war effort and to the development of electronic computers. LeAnn Erickson did a wonderful job of finding and editing never before shown archival material about the women's lives as well as wartime footage and early computers.

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Part of WWII history never talked about

Was surprised and pleased to learn about these ladies' role in the war effort but the storytelling was somewhat dull and tedious.

Was surprised and pleased to learn about these ladies' role in the war effort but the storytelling was somewhat dull and tedious.

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2.0

Part of WWII history never talked about

By Shirl

from Peoria, IL

Comments about PBS Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII DVD:

Was surprised and pleased to learn about these ladies' role in the war effort but the storytelling was somewhat dull and tedious.

 
5.0

take that, men!

By avhollie

from jackson,mo

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Comments about PBS Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII DVD:

this was so interesting

 
5.0

take that men

By avhollie

from jackson, mo

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Comments about PBS Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII DVD:

as always, history that needs to be taught

 
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Inspiring, Important, Virtually Unknown

By jamdice

from Tucson, AZ

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Comments about PBS Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII DVD:

The Greatest Generation have so many stories to tell. Here you will learn about a program critical to the success of WWII, told eloquently by a documentary filmmaker who knows her stuff. Beautifully researched and presented. A MUST SEE!

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True Patriotic Ladies - Thank You!

By "Rosie" in training

from Denver, CO

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Comments about PBS Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII DVD:

I am crushed and disappointed that these ladies didn't receive the well deserved recognition they had earned during the pinnacles of their careers, but also that I didn't learn this in elementary school when I was learning about Pearl Harbor & Hiroshima, in the 80s. This is an extremely important part of our history, The United States of America, and for pioneering women. (My great aunts were WAVES.) They are true patriotic LADIES because they remained true to their classified work, yet never sought recognition. Today we lack the class that all those courageous spirits had back then. How can we step it up? What else don't we know?

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