The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Typing The Navy Way

I started following Welcome To The Typosphere not long ago.  It is a blog dedicated to typewriters.  I was still using my mom's 1942 Underwood manual typewriter before I could afford a PC back in the days.  WTTT posted this 1944 Navy typing training film from the Internet Archive.  In addition to a quick review of the development of the typewriter (in which my Underwood makes an appearance), this film instructs "women and girls" on the proper methods of typing so their work can be "as important" as work done by men.  Bear in mind, it is a 1944 military training film.  Enough said.

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