A Salute To Our Female Veterans!
Spies, Medics, Soldiers, & Peacemakers: 15 Women Wartime Heroes You Should Know ~posted by A
While the contributions of women on the homefront during wartime — as famously embodied by the WWII icon Rosie the Riveter — have become more widely known in recent years, the stories of women’s heroism on the battlefield are rarely told. In every war there have been women who dared to spy across enemy lines; treat wounded soldiers in the midst of the fighting; report from the front as journalists, and fight shoulder to shoulder with their male peers. And although we don’t hear of them often, women also fought for an equally important cause: peace.
In honor of Veterans Day, we’re sharing the stories of fifteen remarkable women from the Hundred Years’ War to World War II. These women were spies, resisters, rescuers, medics, journalists, soldiers, and peacemakers; they risked as much and acted as bravely as their more renowned male counterparts. While a few of these figures were famous in their own times, their stories have faded in the years since, and most were little known or disregarded, even as they committed remarkable acts of heroism. Today, we can finally give them their due — and marvel at their incredible stories, which prove that truth is often far more exciting than fiction!
And, to help you dig deeper into their stories and introduce these heroic women to a new generation, we’ve also included reading recommendations for both children and adult at the end of each woman’s profile.
To read our blog post, “Spies, Medics, Soldiers, & Peacemakers: 15 Women Wartime Heroes You Should Know,” at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11974
For more books for children and teens that explore women’s diverse contributions during wartime, check out our blog “The Price of Peace: A Mighty Girl Recognizes Veteran’s and Remembrance Day” at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=12356