January 18, 2020

UMW Linked to Secret Lives of WWII Women

In 1942, the U.S. Army sent its most handsome officers to women’s colleges across the South. The soldiers came to Virginia, and to Mary Washington, to recruit graduates to break German and Japanese codes. Southern women, the Army believed, were more susceptible to the charms of a good-looking man. Sworn to secrecy, the women—more than […]