THE RICHMOND ROSIES is a documentary that tells the stories of five courageous women who made their way to the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, California during World War II. It was the largest shipyard in the world at the time and these women were the vanguard of women who took the places of the men who left the workplace and entered the war.
The five women featured in the film didn't arrive at the shipyards wanting to be secretaries or assistants. They wanted to become, and did, certified journeyman welders, pipefitters, draftswomen and electricians. They came to help build ships. And build ships they did! In nearly three years they helped build 747 Victory and Liberty ships! Nearly a ship a day left those yards.
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