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.
Meet Russia’s All-Women Battalion of Death by Toria Sheffield
Roles of Women in World War 1: The Russian Battalion of Death by Don Duffy
Yashka, My Life as Peasant, Officer and Exile by Maria Bochkareva
Museum theme by Michael Guy Bowman
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Tour Guide: Emery Coolcats
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