We know who drove in the rivets on airplane assembly lines during WW II. But what about World War I? Who assembled all those fabric-covered biplanes? Who shaped and filled the millions of cartridges that America sent over to the trenches of Europe? Who made the gas masks to protect American soldiers facing chemical warfare for the first time? Before Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder of WW II fame, this book introduces us to the women of an earlier generation and their valuable contribution to the war effort during WW I. Black and white photographs throughout. Paperback. 240 pgs.