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      Screening: Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII in Norfolk


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      August 8, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      198 Bank Street
      Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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      Screening: Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII

      On August 8, 2018, the MacArthur Memorial will continue the 4th Annual Military History Film Festival with a screening of Top Secret Rosies (60 mins).   In 1942 a secret U.S. military program was launched to recruit women to the war effort. But unlike the efforts to recruit Rosie the Riveter to the factory, this clandestine search targeted female mathematicians who would become human 'computers' for the U.S. Army. From the bombing of Axis Europe to the assaults on Japanese strongholds, these women worked around-the-clock six days a week, creating ballistics tables that proved crucial to Allied success. Top Secret Rosies traces this remarkable story of women and technology that helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. FAQs What are my parking options for the event? The MacArthur Center South Parking Deck is across from the MacArthur Memorial on City Hall Avenue. The entrance to this garage is at the intersection of Bank Street and City Hall Avenue. See MacArthur Center parking information for current rates: https://www.norfolk.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/MacArthur-Center-South-Garage-9  ***The MacArthur Memorial is not authorized to validate parking tickets for evening programs.  Standard parking rates will apply*** How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Questions? Please contact Amanda Williams at amanda.williams@norfolk.gov or 757.441.2965

      Categories: Film | Museums & Attractions | Technology

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