MAKERS Looks at Women in War

October 21, 2014 CLEE25 Leave a Comment

1943 LIFE cover: "Air Force Pilot." MAKERS "Women in War" airs 8 p.m. tonight on WPT.

1943 LIFE cover: “Air Force Pilot.” MAKERS “Women in War” airs 8 p.m. tonight on WPT.

In 1991, 41,000 women were deployed to Operation Desert Storm, making it the largest single deployment of U.S. military women in history. This deployment is just one example of American women’s increasing roles in war.

MAKERS “Women in War,” which airs 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 21 on Wisconsin Public Television, looks at American women’s increasing participation in war as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies, beginning with the Vietnam War.

Linda Bray, the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame, previously a high-level spy, are among those featured in the documentary. War correspondents like Molly Moore and high-ranking leaders like General Angela Salinas and Vice Admiral Michelle Howard are also interviewed.

Tune in to take a look at women’s increasing presence in battle and examine how many are breaking through gender barriers against all odds. You can view the preview below.

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