By and large the women of both sides were not portrayed in negative ways - unlike the men who were always fair game. This poster has a double whammy effect of portraying a German nurse - a woman dedicated to caring for the wounded - as cruel and inhumane. The dehumanisation of the enemy became more and more vicious as time went on and people began to ask what they were fighting for and whether it was worth the suffering. The hate machine made sure that people were in no doubt that civilised life as they knew it was at stake. Some people still believe this about the need to defeat Germany. Needless to say, it is not a position that I share.