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Women at War 1939-1945

Screen

1x52' - 1x90'

HD

Photo: Popperfoto

Soldiers, mothers, nurses, spouses, spies... Eternal victims of war, eternally neglected by history. Virginia Hall, Danielle Casanova, Sophie Scholl, Simone de Beauvoir, Simone Schloss, Suzanne Spaak, Germaine Tillon, Violette Szabo, Lucie Aubrac, Vera Atkins... ... They were French, German, American. Soldiers, resistance fighters, deportees. An army of women both famous and unknown who battled against the misery and unspeakable horror of war-torn Europe—the humiliation and imprisonment, the persecution and extermination.

After the tale of female bravery in WWI with Women at War 14-19, we now turn to WWII and the amazing women who, once again taking up the arms of courage, fought for peace, recognition, freedom and ultimately survival, in what was to be the second major world conflict of the 20th century.

In 90 minutes of colorized archives, Women at War 1939-1945 gives a voice to these women who recount the daily atrocities, and the victories, of the Second World War at its most brutal.

Factual > History

Theme(s):
History
Producer(s) & Channel(s):
Program 33 / ECPAD / France 3
Director(s):
Hugues Nancy & Fabien Beziat
Year:
2015
Versions:
English / French
Nationality:
France
Available rights:
Worldwide

Synopsis