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In Sisters in Arms, June Wheelwright removes the shackles of gender in this powerful feminist history through charting the evolution of women in combat, from the Scythian warriors who inspired the Amazonian myth, to the passing soldiers and sailors of the eighteenth century, to the re-emergence of women as official members of the armed forces in the twentieth century. These forgotten heroines are vividly brought to light using their own words and including official documents, diaries, letters and memoirs.
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Join Julie Wheelwright on the 28th August, as she examines the role of women in the armed forces and their contemporary legacy, while calling into question the enduring relationship between masculinity and combat. Full event details can be found on the National Army Museum's What's On listings.