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Couple in Penn Station sharing farewell kiss before he ships off to war during WWII. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) Jan 1943

The remarkable Captain Flora Sandes – the only British woman to serve as a front-line soldier in WW1

The remarkable Captain Flora Sandes – the only British woman to serve as a front-line soldier in Partisan on the Eastern Front.

Ww1 • Paul Thompson • A Red Cross nurse writes down the last words of a British Soldier

A Red Cross nurse takes down the last words of a British soldier. 52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

"Edith Cavell was shot by a German firing squad on 12 October 1915, aged 49, for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium during World War I."

October 1915 - British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium during the First World War. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.

Bea Arthur was in the Marine Corps. during WW2 ....how cool is that?

I did not know this:) Bea Arthur (née Bernice Frankel) SSgt. Enlisted and assigned as typist at Marine HQ in Wash DC, then air stations in VA and NC. Best remembered for her title role in the TV series “Maude” and as Dorothy in "Golden Girls".

Nancy Wake - the White Mouse - Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis - Europe - World - The Independent

Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.

Meet Hawa Abdi. A woman who has never raised her fist in anger against another human being, but also one who could perform three C-sections on dirt-poor women, wash her hands, then go straight outside, stare down an army of gun-toting hardcore fanatical Somali militiamen, and with four words send them running for their lives on a light-speed rainbow of shame and self-loathing without even blinking. A woman once appropriately described once as “one part Mother Teresa, one part Rambo.”

Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe (Somali: Xaawo Cabdi, Arabic: حواء عبدي‎) (born 1947 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a Somalian human rights activist and physician. She is the founder and chairperson of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF), a non-profit organization.

Heroine: Didi's sister Jacqueline also served as an SOE agent during World War II (transmitting messages from the Nazis to the British) but returned to Britain exhausted in 1944

Braver than any man: Revealed for the first time, the awe-inspiring courage of two British sisters who waged a one-family war on the Nazis - and were left with emotional scars that never healed

Jacqueline Nearne (and, separately, her sister Eileen) was a British spy operating in France

Little House on the Prairie The real Laura and Almanzo Wilder circa 1940 - laura-ingalls-wilder photo

Little House on the Prairie~The real Laura and Almanzo Wilder circa 1940 - laura-ingalls-wilder photo, awesome pic!

In 1967, Katherine Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. There were many contestants that were unhappy about it. The race organizer even tried to stop her mid-race.

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.

Marlene Dietrich, a famous actress, but more importantly, a German who had renounced her country following the rise of the Nazis.  Rejecting Hitler's request that she return, Dietrich became an ardent and fearless supporter of the Allied Forces, performing hundreds of times for the troops as near the war zone as she could get. When asked why she had traveled to war zones to entertain and comfort Allied troops, she famously and simply replied, "Aus anstand." ["It was the decent thing to do."]

Marlene Dietrich, became an ardent and fearless supporter of the Allied Forces, performing hundreds of times for the troops as near the war zone as she could get.

A propaganda postcard about the execution of Miss Edith Cavell. She was a British nurse that helped 200 of allied soldiers to escape from German occupied belgium. She was trialled and executed on October 12th 1915 for treason.

A propaganda postcard about the execution of Miss Edith Cavell. She was a British nurse that helped 200 of allied soldiers to escape from German occupied belgium. She was trialled and executed on October 1915 for treason.

Tina Strobos, famous woman of the Dutch resistance who sheltered more than 100 Jews during the Holocaust, passed away at the age of 91. She risked her own life for total strangers. She found ingenious ways to forge travel documents. She let carpenters build hidden rooms in her own house. She was arrested multiple times and survived all the interrogations. Her house was searched multiple times.   she said, “ I just believed in the sacredness of life.”

Tina Strobos, Dutch student who rescued 100 Jews during the Holocaust, dies at 91

“I never believed in God, but I believed in the sacredness of life.” - Tina Strobos, Dutch student who rescued 100 Jews during the Holocaust, dies at 91

(12) Tumblr  These are some of the African American women of the 6888th Postal Battalion in WWII.

Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort

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