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Description: WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in a classroom sitting at typewriters listening to headphones studying code.

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Nurse in Scrub Room

Date: 1945-03 

Description: United States Army nurse, Ann T. Hyland, is washing her hands in the 148th General Hospital's scrub room. Hyland is wearing a white cloth around her hair,...

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Description: WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) soldier saluting superimposed in front of an image of the American Flag and a gun crew on a ship.

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Nurse Boarding Jeep

Date: 1945-03 

Description: United States Army nurse, Ann T. Hyland, boards a Jeep at 148th General Hospital in Saipan. Hyland is wearing a striped jumpsuit and has her hair tied up i...

Lesson Plan

The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions

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GIs at Warner Beach

Date: 1944-08-02 

Description: Four WAC lieutenants posed at the rail of the life launch. From left to right are Virginia Harmon, Jane Dunning, Ardeth Cauble, and Helen Durr.

Date: 1958 

Description: Meeting of the 26th of July Movement in Oriente Province during the Cuban Revolution. Vilma Espin and Fidel Castro crouch over a map spread on the ground....

Date: 1945-03 

Description: United States Army nurse, Mary Harrington, teaches female internees in Saipan, gathered outdoors in the grass with Saipan women. Harrington is smiling and...

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Description: Five women walking up a flight of stairs dressed in civilian clothing and carrying suitcases reporting for duty as WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emer...

Date: 1945-03 

Description: Betty Sullivan, a Red Cross Worker, serves coffee and talks with B-29 crew at Kobler Field in Saipan. Sullivan is reaching for a large coffee pot and is su...

Sources for learning about Wisconsin women during the war.

Date: 1945-02 

Description: A female flight nurse during flight training with patients. She leans over the patient in a bunk bed to place a mask. The student is wearing a heavy leathe...

Date: 1958 

Description: Meeting of the 26th of July Movement in the woods of Oriente Province during the Cuban Revolution. A number of participants including Vilma Espin and Juan...

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Description: Five women dressed in WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) uniforms saluting and carrying suitcases, probably at the University of Wiscon...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Flight nurse, Gwen Jensen, on a plane with wounded soldiers. Jensen is wearing a jumpsuit. There are stretchers attached to the sides of the plane with wou...

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Three Nurses

Date: 1943-12-05 

Description: Three Lieutenant nurses from Michigan pose behind a sign that declares "Off Limits To All Troops." Names, left to right, are Lieutenant Avice Cleveringa of...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Using primary source WWII recruitment posters helps students to understand World War II

Date: 1944 

Description: WAVES Design No. 2, "WAVE and Sailors." The poster features a woman in a naval uniform, with two sailors standing behind her. WAVES is the acronym for Wome...

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Mess Hall

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Description: Interior of a mess tent in Saudia Arabia with soldiers in line for food during the Persian Gulf War.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A flight nurse in an anoxic faint chamber, used to simulate high altitude flying with little oxygen, places an oxygen mask over a male patient's face. He i...

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