> it seems likely that a woman
> nurse in WWI or earlier the Boer War, and, even more, women soldiers in
> the Gulf War have more in common with men in war than with men who do
> not go to war.
Men who do not go to war can also identify with women. Philip Larkin - who
did not fight in World War Two - wrote a wartime novel concentrating on the
perspective of a female protagonist (_A Girl in Winter_).
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