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Wings on Her Shoulder

Directed by Jane Marsh
Canada, 1943 (documentary, 9 minutes, black and white, English)
Also known as "Nos femmes ailées"
Wings on Her Shoulder
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"The Woman's Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force of 1943 is 9000 strong, an able corps trained for service at home and overseas. We gain a glimpse of their arduous physical training and their work in a variety of fields. Their aim is to prepare themselves for an important role in the flying field after the war, when Canada's civil air power will prove an essential factor in the air communications of peace-time civilization."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

Quote about Wings on Her Shoulder

"If contemporary feminists sense omissions and patronizing in the film, one must at least acknowledge that The World in Action [series] expressed a positive attitude to working women and was conditioning audiences to become accustomed to new and permanent women's roles in the workplace."
-- Gary Evans (source)

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