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Chapman, Jane: "Representation of female war-time bravery in Australia’s Wanda the War Girl." In: The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture 1.2 (2011), S. 153–163. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1386/ajpc.1.2.153_1
BibTeX citation key: Chapman2011a
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Keywords: "Wanda the War Girl", Australien, Gender, Krieg, O’Brien. Kath, Zeitungsstrip
Creators: Chapman
Collection: The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
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Abstract
This article analyses from a gendered perspective aspects of form and cultural record relating to Wanda the War Girl (1943 –1951), by artist Kath O’Brien – a Second World War strip for the (Sydney) Sunday Telegraph that was said to have been more popular with both adults and children than Superman. This was one of the first local comics to reflect a female point of view combined with some vernacular characteristics, and the series is significant historically because World War Two was also the first occasion Australian servicewomen existed. The well-dressed adventuress and spy exemplified a new attitude towards women. Although she was a sexually provocative pin-up, Wanda the War Girl presented a form of female representation necessitated by the Second World War, that differed from earlier styles. The female character was powerful and productive: her bravery and attraction derived from her presence in male spheres. It is argued that by providing an interesting mosaic of 1940s attitudes, creator O’Brien's support for the war effort has become a valid cultural record of the period.
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