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Recruitment poster for the Australian Women’s Army Service, 1943. Headquarters, Australian Women’s Army Service (CA 7090).

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NAA: B5499, volume 10

Image 2: Recruitment poster for the Australian Women’s Army Service, 1943. Headquarters, Australian Women’s Army Service (CA 7090).

Transcription

" I said I'd never wear uniform ... but I couldn't stand back now!"

"I'm not the sort of girl who normally joins armies."

"I'm not an Amazon, a flag-flapper, or a hip-hurrah girl."

"I'm as interested in my hair-do, my make-up and my nails as you are... but I'd hate to have to admit later on, that I 'flapped' whilst others fought."

I've got a brother who is fighting. Perhaps, in your case, it's a father, or a cousin, or a boy-friend. Well... they've got a fierce job ahead of them. You and I can help you to bring them home – with the job done – in shorter time than would otherwise be possible. How do you feel about it?"

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