Women recruits at Parris Island during World War I. The combat unit manpower needs of the Marines, as for all of the services, were so great that women were recruited to take over many of the necessary routine duties on the home front. Women recruits became typists, medical technicians, and clerks in the supply system, freeing men who had held those jobs to go into combat units.
Courtesy of the United States Marine Corps Parris Island Museum.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the significant causes of World War I and the factors leading to U.S. involvement. This indicator was also developed to promote inquiry into the effects of the war, to include its impact on the homefront, migration patterns, and continued foreign policy debates.