Posters generally portrayed the work of nurses in war as an extension of women’s maternal and domestic responsibilities. The pictures of nurses used on recruitment posters emphasized the inspirational, angelic image of the wartime nurse, with the most famous example being a poster provided by the Red Cross, titled, “The Greatest Mother in the World”. The poster depicts a Red Cross nurse supporting a wounded soldier. The allusion to Mother Mary gives the title of the work an empowering meaning, and the Christian symbolism would have been highly compelling to a determined audience in this time period. However, the propaganda put forth by military establishments glorified the role of the wartime nurse, while the harsh reality was that no matter how thorough a nurse’s training before the war, nothing could have prepared them for the violence that was observed on the battlefront.
Women serving as nurses were often motivated by “a sense of duty, a close connection to loved ones, serving overseas or a desire to have an adventure”. (Great War Nurses, n.d.) Women’s roles as nurses during World War One were highly significant as they helped the wounded and sick. Although they were so important they did not have the amount of appreciation than the soldiers did fighting. The nurses put in a lot of effort and worked very hard throughout the time of war and should 've got more credit for what they did. The amount of work that nurses undertook and what they had to go through is reflected in this letter written by Gertrude Doherty (a nurse who served in World War One writing to her cousin Muriel in
They strived at the thought of contributing to the war effort, country and society. In source B, we see a picture of strong women nursing the wounded, which plays a huge part to any war. For starters, without nurses, there would be no uninjured soldiers to defend our country. In front of them, we see 2 women. One woman is making a mockery of the other by making her seem stereotypical as a lady, and therefore useless when it comes to serious matter, the actual fighting.
Even though women were given these roles they still wanted to contribute to the fight despite the exclusionary rule and policies. The Army and Navy Nurse Corps offered the opportunity of nurses to serve in an official capacity in the military. It was established in the early 1900’s nurses working closer to the front lines than they had ever before. With the expanding roles of the women during the war it created numerous new challenges, social and economic
The military is the place of combat and strength. It consists of men and now, even women, that fight to protect our loving country. As we go through our history, we can find that there are a few women that have braved the front lines as doctors, nurses, and even soldiers themselves, and now, the Pentagon has opened the window of about 220,000 military jobs to women. Theses previous women not only aided the soldiers, they were under the danger of being killed by stray bullets. If other women have followed their dreams, why can’t we?
The theme for this chapter is that war changes people for the worst because when Mary Anne, (Fossie 's girlfriend) comes to the medic camp, she is an good down-home American girl of her time but, as time advances, she becomes more intent to join the fight and become a soldier. She starts to sneak off during the night and never coming back to be with Mark Fossie. Eventually, she leaves him to live in the woods. Soon after she is seen, and she has transformed from how she was at the beginning, as a normal American to what she is today. This shows us how war can change people not for the better but for the
The audience could tell by the looks on her face that she had many emotions floating around in her mind. She then goes on to scream for Teddy, her little brother, wanting to know how he 's doing, and she doesn’t stop worrying about him until she gets an answer. However in the book, Mia is mostly concerned about herself. She travels through the hospital following herself around and only makes slight remarks about other characters within the plot. When her family died she was obviously upset but there were only about two sentences focused on the deaths because of how focused on herself she was.
They donated their own time to the production of munitions, as nurses on the front lines, fundraised for the war effort, and maintained their homes and farms. Women showed courage and honour in sacrificing their lives towards the winning of the war, making sure that Canadian soldiers were safe and secure. Women worked towards maintaining their families and homes in and out, also through their creation of organizations and institutes. An examination of Canadian women working outside their homes, their dedication to maintaining their families and through the creation of organizations and institutes will prove that Canadian women helped facilitate the Triple Entente defeating the Triple Alliance.
Other awards that were given was the Florence Nightingale Medal by The International Committee of Red Cross to fifteen medical aids that were under fire while serving. (Reese). There was a downside to the women serving in the army. There was a lot of discrimination and the sexism from the men towards women. The men did not have a good transition having the women in the war with them.
At that time, they took on roles such as nurses, seamstresses, and cooks. Some women worked as spies while others disguised themselves as men in order to serve in the fight. Over the years, women contributed as well as adapted to the many changes that took place in America and remained willing to take on new roles that helped make this country what it is today. Women began to serve officially in the military when the Army established a permanent Nurse Corps in 1901 (Women In Combat: Framing the Issues). While the Nursing Corps was recognized as an official unit, it was not regarded with the same status because women were given no military rank and did not receive the same benefits as men.