Museum of Natural Mystery – Small Wonder # 2: 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death
Ready for war. But was the war ready for them?
April 27, 2017 at 9:49 am
There are countless tales throughout history — and especially throughout World War I — of courageous women picking up the sword or the rifle at times when war was a job for men alone. Tales of women who disguised themselves as men to join the fight, who tended to the wounded, or became spies:
Perhaps none stand out more than the formidable unit of elite female soldiers sanctioned by the Russian provisional government in order to show the army what true patriots looked like. History would remember them as the 1st Russian Women’s Battalion of Death.
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