UFM Lifetime Learning Class: Women at War

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 6:30pm

The two world wars of the twentieth century were global affairs enlisting vast numbers of men and womeninto the ranks of the military. While a significant number of the histories of the First and Second World Wars concentrate on the activites and achievements of the male soldiers, the vital services perofrmed by military women cannot be overlooked or underestimated. This class attempts to recognize the service of thousands of women who donned the uniform of their country and served.

The first class will focus on the women of the American armed forces, the WACS, WAVES, the U.S. Navy's Nurse Corps, and the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve. The second class will concentrate on the women who volunteered for the British armed forces, the Auxiliary Service, and Women's Auxiliary Air Force. The final class will examine the German, Italian, and Soviet women's corps.

Instructor: Robert Smith, Director of the Fort Riley Museums Complex

Class meets Oct. 20, Oct. 27, and Nov. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sign up by visiting visiting www.tryufm.org or call (785) 539-8763. Meadowlark residents can attend UFM classes at Meadowlark at no charge. Passport members are eligible for a 20-percent discount.