The Star’s Women Of Steel DVD - VIDEO TRAILER

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THE story of the city’s Women Of Steel, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Sheffield blitz, is out now on DVD - watch our video preview, writes Digital Editor Graham Walker.

It was the work of thousands of Sheffield women that kept British soldiers fighting in the dark days of World War II.

They took their places in the steel mills and produced parts for guns, tanks, ships and planes that were vital to defending Hitler.

Whilst the men fought overseas, the women endured long hours and terryfing conditions in the munitions factories of South Yorkshire.

The Star campaigned to gain recognition for the so-called Women Of Steel, which finally came about on a visit to 10 Downing Street in 2009.

This is their story - on DVD.

The Women Of Steel documentary was originally made by Sheffield Film Co-op Ltd in 1984. Sheffield blitz footage is courtesy of Yorkshire Film Archive.

The Star teamed up with Neil Anderson to produce this updated DVD, including new interviews with some of the women themselves.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch our trailer for this special DVD release.