Throughout history, whether on the battlefield or at home, women have been a crucial part of society during times of war. In the past, they’ve filled roles as soldiers, nurses, assembly line workers, and countless other essential positions. Today, women continue to be a huge part of wartime efforts. Here are 17 stunning and powerful photos of women during wartime throughout the years.
Nurses Take New York
A group of U.S. army nurses walk through a cloud of gas at the hospital post at Governors Island in New York in 1941. They wear gas masks for their drill on defense precautions.
Many women became nurses during World War II to meet the high demand for healthcare workers.