In the shadow of war: Ingrid scouted for enemy planes

In the shadow of war: Ingrid scouted for enemy planes

Thousands of women are recruited during World War II to guard Sweden’s airspace and borders. For the first time, women in the defense receive weapons training and receive the same salary as men. But they have to fight to be accepted.

When the German Engelbrecht division travels through Sweden, it is Ingrid who guards the train station in Vitvattnet armed.

The documentary is based on diary entries and letters that Ingrid Rune wrote in 1940 and 1941 and is one of the few testimonies that have been preserved of a time when the view of women in war changed.

Contributor: Fia Sundevall, docent in economic history, Stockholm University. Klas Åmark, professor emeritus in history and Staffan Rune, son of Ingrid Rune.

The documentary was made in 2022 by Cecilia Ohlen.
Producers Sofia Kottorp and Ola Hemström.
Sound mix Olle Sjöström.

Source: ICELAND NEWS


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