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Woman, Your Country Needs You

Watch THE GREAT WAR, a three-night event, on PBS starting Monday, Apr 10 at 9/8c.
Poster showing Liberty presenting a sword "Service" to a young woman; Liberty's shield is inscribed State & National Councils of Defense. Library of Congress

 

During the Great War, women were called to serve in many capacities—both abroad and on the homefront. Some women stood staunchly against the war, even forming the Women's Peace Party. But support of women was needed, not just as nurses abroad, but in factories, on farms, and in homes. Propaganda posters took aim directly at those women. 

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