The story of the stoic and diligent women of the Great War, newly mobilized and feted as heroines of the home front, is by now one well told, particularly in the history of feminism. But was there really a sea change in attitudes towards gender roles in those tumultuous years, or was there a return Continue Reading
Isabella Leyh summarises 1963 in ten photos from around the globe.
Historically the participation of women in warfare as direct combatants has been very rare. Until recently, women have been prohibited from enlisting in the army, and most nations continue to prohibit women from serving as front-line troops. The presence of women on the battlefield has traditionally been consigned to medical and support roles. From the Continue Reading