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Forgotten warriors : the long history of women in combat / Sarah Percy.

Percy, Sarah, 1977- (author.).

"From Boudicca's rebellion to the war in Ukraine, battlefields have always contained a surprising number of women. Some formed all-female armies, like the Dahomey Mino of West Africa; some fought disguised as men; some mobilized in times of national survival, like the Soviet flying aces known as the Night Witches. International relations expert Sarah Percy unearths the stories of these forgotten warriors. She sets the historical record straight, revealing that women's exclusion from active combat in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is a blip in a much longer narrative of female inclusion. Deeply researched and brilliantly told, Forgotten Warriors turns the notion of war as a man's game on its head and restores women to their rightful place on the front lines of history. "-- Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 9781541619869 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1541619862 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xxi, 394 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic books, 2023.

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General Note:
"Originally published in 2023 by John Murray Press in Great Britain"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-382) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The tomb of the unknown warrior -- Part I: Women in war. Women generals ; Camp followers ; Under siege ; Women regiments ; Cross-dressing soldiers -- Part II: World War. The First World War ; The Soviet Union in the Second World War ; Britain in the Second World War ; Germany and the United States in the Second World War ; Post-war transitions -- Part III: Fighting for the future. Women rebels ; Gender equality and the combat exclusion ; The Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan and the end of the combat exclusion -- Conclusion: Buried history.
Subject: Women and war.
Women soldiers.
Women and the military.
Women and war > History.
Women soldiers > History.

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