The Genius of Design: Blueprints for War
Since the days of the Trojan Horse, war has shown itself to be an accelerator of innovative design, and often these inventions cross over from the battlefield to the backyard. In this episode, we turn our attention to World War II, from London's Back Room Boys, who were let off the leash to design Britain and her allies to victory to Rosie the Riveter and her equivalents around the world, who struggled to produce war-winning designs in war-winning numbers. We'll examine the advances, great and small, life-saving and, by design, deadly.
Real-Life Rosie the Riveters
When duty called, women tied on handkerchiefs, strapped on their hoods and went to work as welders assembling the very vessels that would lead America to victory.