Josef Straszewicz & A. S. Krause A Polish heroine and her times
Poland suffered long periods of occupation and subjugation at the hands of the powerful Russian Empire. In the early 19th century it formed an alliance with the risin..
Rachel Beatty Seven Remarkable Accounts of Female Sailors Who Served and Fought Disguised as Men Accounts of seven intrepid women sailors of the Age of Sail
There are several notable instances and written accounts of women who have disguised themselves as men and joined the armies of their tim..
Ruth S. Farnam & Flora Sandes An American and English Woman Serving in the Serbian Army During the First World War—Nation at Bay & An English Woman-Sergeant in the Serbian Army
by Ruth S. Farnam & Flora Sandes
An English and American woman in arms during the Great War
Accounts of woman who don the uniforms of soldiers to take their place in battle have always fascinated students of military history. In m..
Herman Mann An American Woman Who Fought During the American War of Independence A famous female soldier of the Revolutionary War
There have been few notable women who have joined their nations colours to fight in its causes on the battlefield. Fewer still have actually donned ..
Hannah Snell & Anonymous Two Accounts of Women Who Served & Fought as Men
The Female Soldier; or, the Surprising Life and Adventures of Hannah Snell
Frances Scanagatti or, the Female Soldier
by Anonymous The women who marched to war
Female soldiers are always something of a curiosity and these two brief accounts, one British the other Italian, might not have seen individual re-publication in modern..
Daniel Defoe The Life and Adventures of Mrs. Christian Davies, Commonly Called Mother Ross, on Campaign with the Duke of Marlborough The astonishing life of a woman soldier
When John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, rode among his ‘men’ in the campaigns that immortalised him as one of Britain’s most accomplished military commande..
Loreta Janeta Velazquez
Soldier, Spy and Secret Service Agent for the Confederacy During the American Civil War An incredible heroine of the Confederacy
There are several accounts told through the ages, and concerning several conflicts, of women who went to war for the cause they espoused and who not only pe..
Dorothy Lawrence The Only English Woman Soldier in the Royal Engineers 51st Division, 79th Tunnelling Co. During the First World War The adventures of an intrepid young woman on the Western Front
It would not be quite accurate to portray Dorothy Lawrence as a bona fide soldier of the British Army. Dorothy was in fact a young wom..