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Code Girls


The riveting story of the USA's courageous and accomplished WWII female...
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Did any of the women stand out for you? Whose story most moved you?

Created: 09/26/18

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davinamw

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Did any of the women stand out for you? Whose story most moved you?

Did any of the women stand out for you? Whose story most moved you?


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carolf

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RE: Did any of the women stand out for you? Whose story most moved you?

Margaret Gilman's story made the reality of what these women were dealing with come alive. The section where she talks about sending American ships out into the ocean that was filled with German submarines and says "it was heart rendering, oh my God". She made it clear that the job was not just decoding messages - it was putting soldiers either in harm's way or into safety.


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dianaps

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RE: Did any of the women stand out for you? Whose story most moved you?

The women were so different and diverse. I can't just pick out one. I cheered them all on.


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juliaa

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RE: Did any of the women stand out for you? Whose story most moved you?

I had a hard time with this; all the women were so talented and memorable. But the one who stands out for me is Genevieve Grotjan. She was quiet and unassuming, yet she was the one who figured out the way into the Purple machine. She didn't gloat about her success; her low key response that she was just doing what Mr. Rowlett told her to do was perhaps typical of women of the time working in a man's field, but nonetheless, she succeeded where men hadn't.


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