Text: THE FRENCHWOMAN IN WAR-TIME: SECTION CINEMATOGRAPHIQUE DE L'ARMEE FRANCAISE [Film Section of the French Army]
Image: Three women in foreground with a faint impression of Marianne as a backdrop. From left to right - a munitions factory worker, a mother breastfeeding a baby and looking at a small child holding a letter, a farmworker hoeing maize.
This poster was originally issued in French and is unusual, as there do not seem to be many posters depicting the
Frenchwoman as anything other than housewife and mother. Actually, many women in agricultural areas had no choice but to continue farming
when the men were mobilised, and in the towns, the growth of lucrative munitions work combined with a shortage of male workers, gave women
new opportunities to work outside the home. They were also allowed to join unions, but only with their husband's consent. Georges Capon,
with another artist Georges Dorival was responsible for several war posters of strong design.