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'Makers: Women in War' tells story of female trailblazers




PARRIS ISLAND, SC - FEBRUARY 25:  Female Marine recruits stand in formation during boot camp February 25, 2013 at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. All female enlisted Marines and male Marines who were living east of the Mississippi River when they were recruited attend boot camp at Parris Island. About six percent of enlisted Marines are female.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
PARRIS ISLAND, SC - FEBRUARY 25: Female Marine recruits stand in formation during boot camp February 25, 2013 at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. All female enlisted Marines and male Marines who were living east of the Mississippi River when they were recruited attend boot camp at Parris Island. About six percent of enlisted Marines are female. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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For as long as conflicts have taken place around the world, women have been involved. As military nurses, in communications, as munitions experts and many other roles. But often the contributions of women in wartime are overshadowed by the achievements of men. 

In its latest offering, the PBS documentary series, "Makers" examines the military and its female trailblazers in "Women in War". The film is directed by Rachel Grady. Her previous works include "Jesus Camp" and "Freakonomics."