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Their professions were just getting off the ground; no one knew much about them, and when they arrived at American or European military bases, officers received them skeptically. And the American president professed peace but refused to intervene among the European powers.

History At a Glance: Women in World War II

As a need arose, an American women's group sprang up to meet it. They based their first t book, Sound Off! After America's Entry But when in the United States finally slipped and slid into World War I, American women overwhelmingly supported it-even Jane Addams, who thrust aside her longstanding opposition in order to participate in amercian conservation drives. Female Salvation Army and YMCA workers, like nurses, encountered hardship and danger: some of them were wounded; some died.

Toklas delivered hospital supplies in France-Stein driving, though she never learned to back up. References Owings, Chloe. American medical women responded by organizing, funding, and staffing their own hospitals, some of which served with the French military. First from the east coast, and then jersey channel islands sex chat all over the United States, American women sought sponsors or used their life chat greek to volunteer in Europe.

They were then sworn in and issued uniforms. Expatriates Gertrude Stein and Alice B. They proved themselves by putting their shoulders to whatever wheels needed turning. For the most part the American military refused to accept them, except eventually as civilian contract physicians, without rank. From the outset they were officially military members. Many found their own means of service. Inwhen the youngest of them was nearing eighty, they won recognition as veterans.

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Some went for adventure, for the fun of the thing. After a long struggle, a few black nurses were admitted into the nurse corps, but not wmen after the war.

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Wimen, despite their own strenuous efforts for regularization, Army and Navy nurses held only a paramilitary status, since the military refused them the rank and benefits that their responsibilities america. Many women found more interesting work and higher pay than they had ever seen-usually, of course, for only as long as the war lasted.

They were subject to military discipline, and some of them served under fire. In thousands of cases, being in or out of sexting kik military was a distinction almost without a difference.

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All the women who devoted themselves fulltime to war work pioneered, facing unprecedented difficulties. Byall of these forces nudged the United States into a deadlocked war. Quakers and YMCA workers fought overwhelming odds to succor refugees, working women, and American servicemen in revolutionary Russia. In short, actual membership in the military did not define a woman's usefulness in World War I, her duties, her heroism, the dangers she confronted, or chat room american hardships she endured.

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They used their existing women's clubs and lodges and womej ladies' aid societies, and they started new groups focused on specific needs. Beginning inAmerican women themselves went overseas. Their carpentry won over the doctors, when the OTs trained patients to fashion desks, bedside tables, chairs, and stools.

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New York: Facts on File, For the first time, the Army and Navy nurse corps were activated. Meanwhile, women who opposed the war acted with equal verve and enterprise to end it.

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Some American women died of disease; some were wounded at the front or under bombardment in Paris. Schneider, Dorothy, and Ajerican J. Almost all of them worked in the United States, most in Washington, D.