History of women in combat

Published On: Jan 24 2013 09:06:08 AM PST   Updated On: Jan 24 2013 01:19:59 PM PST

Women have played a role in major combats throughout history.

Women in Combat - Revolutionary War
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In the United States, many women found themselves in the position of having to defend their homes against the British during the Revolutionary War. Some, like Molly Pitcher, fought in battle while others, like American artist Patience Lovell Wright, smuggled secret information to American forces in Philadelphia.


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