How American Women Codebreakers Helped Win WWII
Women went to war with the rest of the world in World War II. Not generally on the front lines, but on the home front, working in factories and taking on tasks men had done until they went off to battle.
And those tasks include analyzing enemy messages, and breaking codes.
10,000 women served as codebreakers in the war, a story told in Liza Mundy's book Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II. The author joins us with tales of the accomplishments of these women, and the secrecy in which they worked.