The film version of Peggy Carter is depicted as a British agent rather than an American. She’s no damsel in distress, waiting for Captain America to save her, but rather a trained fighter who is very much his equal. Roger Ebert felt that she resembled "a classic military pin-up of the period" with her depicted "full red lips" of the film.
Peggy is the supervisor of an entire division, in charge of the training and observing of the Project Rebirth experiment. She is a strong woman who doesn't tolerate being disrespected by her subordinates. Her confidence and strength of character are what attracts Steve Rogers to her.
Camp Lehigh was a United States Army installation used by the Strategic Scientific Reserve during World War II in New Jersey. After the war, it became one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s bases, and a bunker was added to house Arnim Zola's brain after his body died.
Abraham Erskine pressured himself to find a perfect candidate for the project, in the wake of the failure of Johann Schmidt's procedure. Erskine reminded Chester Phillips that he never wrote down the actual formula of the serum, so Schmidt had no choice but to keep him alive.
Eventually, Erskine picked Steve Rogers, who was brought to the camp as Erskine's primary candidate, although everyone realized that he didn't match with the rest of the candidates. Peggy Carter introduced herself as the overseer of every operation carried out by the SSR and rapidly established her authority. Phillips then gave a speech to the recruits, being distraught by Rogers' frail appearance, and explained the purpose of the Project Rebirth, trying to create an army of super-soldiers to take down Adolf Hitler's forces.
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Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".