The American Women Code Breakers of World War II
The contributions of women in science have often been lost to history. During WWII, women were able to break into fields historically dominated by men while so many served overseas. In the field of cryptography, female students were recruited from around the country and trained to decode Nazi and Japanese communications. Their work played a crucial role in ending the war.
- Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II