Female members of Egypt’s “liberation battalions“ train in the desert near Cairo for guerrilla warfare against the British in the Suez Canal zone on Nov. 20, 1951.
Female German army prisoners being checked in by German-speaking Americans at a German Women’s Detention Building in 1945.
Christian Lebanese women, members of Kataeb Phalangist party, train with weapons on Sept. 9, 1976. The Lebanese civil war erupted a year earlier.
Young women learn how to charge an enemy with rifles and bayonets at their high school in Tokyo, Feb. 18, 1937.
Jewish women in the Palestine Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Army learn how to use gas masks, Oct. 14, 1942.
Female Italian partisans in Castelluccio, Italy, keep weapons ready as they wait for their turn to patrol with the U.S. 5th Army on Feb. 11, 1944.
Female members of the North Korea Worker-Peasant Red Guards undertake air defense training in 1970.
Yugoslav fighters, members of the patriot forces, during training at an Allied camp in Italy on Feb. 29, 1944.