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A force to be reckoned with. Pt 1

Title
A force to be reckoned with. Pt 1
Genre
Interview; Documentary
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:25:56
Description
Part 1 is a short history of women in the armed forces. Discovers how they began active service, and talks to women about why they want to join up. Liz Pollett, a recruiting officer, talks about what they are looking for, and describes the selection stages and the training. Serving female soldiers describe the realities of forces life and the restrictions that still apply to the roles women can play in the armed forces.
Contributors
Liz Pollett; Audrey Smith
Keywords
Armed forces; Women; Equal opportunity; Military personnel; Military training; Military history; Military recruitment; Modern history

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