15. FORGOTTEN WARRIORS: A HISTORY OF WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINE
Tuesday 27th June 15:45 (60 Min)
Evelyn Partners Tent
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 will unearth the stories of these forgotten warriors, and will turn the notion of war as a man’s game on its head, thereby restoring women to their rightful place on the front lines of history.
Event Theme: CONFLICT