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AUS SG4801a A Century of Service: Women in War self-adhesive booklet (SB583) pane

Australian Stamps SG4801a A Century of Service: Women in War self-adhesive booklet (SB583) pane
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2017 A Century of Service: Women in War self-adhesive booklet (SB583) pane

This issue, the fourth in a series commemorating a century of service since World War I, acknowledges the role of women in war and conflict.

The stamps depict womens roles in: World War I when womens roles were restricted to nursing; World War II, when war services other than nursing were opened up for women including roles were in the various auxiliary services that allowed men to serve in combat roles, including agricultural work and technical roles on the home front; Korean War, when Australian women continued to serve as nurses, including accompanying injured troops on flights to hospitals in Japan, and the Vietnam War where as well as nursing, women participated in a number of roles spanning medical support, entertainment, government and journalism; Afghanistan and Iraq, where women served on active duty in key roles such as pilots, medics and combat engineers; Peacekeeping, where since 1947, Australian women have also been active in peacekeeping forces in many countries, including East Timor.
 
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