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LeAnn Erickson in Top Secret Rosies: Female Computers of WW2

Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of World War II

2010 NR

Looking back on a little-known part of the war effort that recruited female mathematicians to work as "computers" for the U.S. Army during World War II, this eye-opening documentary sheds light on some remarkable unsung heroines. From developing ballistics tables to programming the first electronic computer designed to improve Army efficiency, these top-secret "Rosies" made critical wartime contributions.