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Women at war

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A baptism of fire

from the television program Australian Story – Absolute Beginner (PG)

Marg’s first placement with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) was in South Sudan where a terrible civil war had been raging for over 20 years. She was thrown into the work from the …

Women volunteers

from the home movie Couch: Our Women of the VAD (G)

A woman leafs through a Women’s Weekly magazine and shows her two friends. A picture of a Volunteer Aid Detachment nurse (VAD) is on the front cover. This fades out and back in to …

Women join the war effort

from the sponsored film South-west Pacific (G)

Gwennie (Muriel Steinbeck) is just one of the thousands of women who have joined the war effort – she works in a munitions factory putting trinitrotoluene, or TNT, into shells. She explains that in the last …

The story of the Red Cross

from the sponsored film They Serve (G)

Red Cross volunteers produce thousands of articles for hospital requirements, including gowns, masks, pyjamas and bandages. Other volunteers knit and sew items from their own homes. Lady Gowrie, President of the Australian Red Cross Society …

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