The Greatest Generation - Woman, pgs. 151-174 Summary & Analysis

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Woman, pgs. 151-174 Summary and Analysis

Marion Rivers works at the General Plate Division of Metals and Controls Corporation in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Claudine 'Scottie' Scott is a freshman at the University of Kansas. The following fall, she enlists in the WAVEs, Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service and serves the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In California, Alison Ely leaves graduate school to work at a shipyard in Oakland, California. All three women are motivated by patriotism.

Many trains heading for Camp Myles Standish stop in Attleboro. The women from the plant distribute baskets containing fruit and other items to the soldiers. Later in the war, there is no cheering when the trains are heading in the opposite direction carrying the wounded and the dead.

In California, Alison asks to work on the assembly line. She has to learn to understand blueprints.

Scottie knows...

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