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DATE: 1945

LENGTH: 36 min.

CATEGORY: Educational & Instructional, Animation, Sound, Black & White

DIRECTOR: Uncredited

PRODUCER/PUBLISHER: United States War Department, Army Pictorial Service Signal Corps


This film instructs Army enlisted women on how to remain in top physical condition for performing assigned duties. Advice is given on diet, sleep, exercise, posture, girdles, shoes and stockings, foot care, bodily cleanliness, hair care, skin diseases, head and body lice, dental hygiene, constipation, the female reproductive system, menstruation, and other topics.

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