Women at War

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Women at War: Simone de Beauvoir

Born in Paris in 1908, Simone de Beauvoir belonged to that unlucky generation which lived through both World Wars. She was also one of the 20th century’s seminal thinkers.

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Krystyna Skarbek: the SOE’s silent killer

Clare Mulley on the daring exploits of a highly decorated WWII special agent.   Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, was the first woman to work for Britain as a special agent during the Second World War. She was also the longest-serving. Her extraordinary contribution to the Allied effort in three theatres of the war led […]

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[Competition Closed] MHM 84 Caption Competition

Think of something appropriately witty for this picture from our article on Soviet sniper Roza Shanina (MHM 84), and leave your caption as a comment below. The best caption will be judged by the editorial team and published in the next issue of Military History Monthly!