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

With Defense Secretary Ash Carter announcing Thursday that all U.S. military combat positions will now be open to women, take a look at the role women have played in major combats throughout history.

Women in Combat - World War I
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More than 30,000 women served in World War I, mostly in the nursing corps, but in Russia some saw combat as well in "Women's Battalions," which are said to have fought well.

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