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Women, War and the Home Front

The greatest mother in the world, World War 1 poster,  ca. 1917

The greatest mother in the world, World War 1 poster, ca. 1917

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Women's roles in the war were not limited to buying bonds. The importance of Red Cross nurses also was promoted in government posters.

Note that women were depicted not in military uniform or even at the front, but in their more traditional role as mother.