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>> Women at War; their con­tri­bu­tions be­hind the lines — plus a bug’s life

His­tor­i­cally, men have been the ones fight­ing on the front lines, but that doesn’t mean women didn’t also play a role in global con­flicts. In the First and Se­cond World Wars, they sold stamps to raise money for the war ef­fort, served as nurses in Europe, and worked in mu­ni­tions and sup­ply fac­to­ries. The wars al­lowed them to prove their ca­pa­bil­i­ties to them­selves and to a so­ci­ety that tended to un­der­es­ti­mate them. World War Women looks at some per­sonal sto­ries, in­clud­ing that of Molly Lamb Bobak, who served as a war artist dur­ing World War II, and Dorothy Lin­ham, who won the cov­eted ti­tle of Miss War Worker in 1942. On at the Cana­dian War Mu­seum un­til April 3. (p. 47)

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