The Untold History of The American Women Code Breakers of World War II

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Women played a crucial part in World World II. One of the big ways they made a difference was when a group of more than ten thousand women served as cryptographers, also called Code Girls. The women chosen worked at military-operated facilities such as Arlington Farms in Virginia, Naval Shipyards, or WAVE headquarters in Washington, D.C. They worked to end the war in silence, cracking and creating codes, and were silenced to secrecy.