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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.
Book Jacket
 IRC Collection  DVD QA27.5 .T67 2010    AVAILABLE


Call # DVD QA27.5 .T67 2010
Phys. Description 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det DVD, widescreen, NTSC, region 1.
Performer Documentary subjects: Jean Jennings Bartik, Joe Chapline, Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer, Shirley Blumberg Melvin, James 'Doug' Mickle, Doris Blumberg Polsky, Edward Sage.
Credits Videographers, Kevin Hachenberg ... [et al.] ; editor, LeAnn Erickson ; score, Patrick de Caumette ; narrator, LeAnn Erickson.
Note Originally produced as a documentary in 2010; copyright held by LeAnn Erickson.
Bonus feature: trailer.
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.
Note Includes limited public performance rights - see inside container.
English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Women mathematicians -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.
Genre Documentary films. lcgft
Alt Author Erickson, LeAnn, Director, Producer.
Baughman, Cynthia, Author of screenplay.
PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN 9781608833320
Isbn/Issn 841887013352
Music # TOSR601 PBS
Marc United States naf