Wars for the most part are men's wars, but they rarely, if ever, take place without the participation and involvement of women. Artists make images to show what happens in wartime, to portray who is involved and what they do. These images convey the artists' personal vision, and they reveal how society perceived these events and people. To this extent artists' visions of women at war reflect the society from which they come.
Gray, Anna, Sufferers, Workers, Lovers: Australian Visions of Women at War, Kunapipi, 18(2), 1996.