enemies at our door - our women also fight

There are several variations of the text in the above poster all based on the popular traditional saying When war comes even our women fight . The work above depicts women who man an artillery position that has been out-flanked by ARVN soldiers led by a white officer. The women are striding forwards defiantly. This particular artwork was inspired by a celebrated incident.

Women became soldiers in the regular army, formed militias, and played an active part in almost every branch of the armed forces