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during WWI, Marie von Fery-Bognar followed her husband into war as a volunteer, and became "the first and only woman who won the Order of Franz Josef in Austria-Hungary."

Marie von Fery-Bognar, a volunteer with the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I who became a corporal in 1916

Every army needs women like these: ELSIE AND MAIRI GO TO WAR BY DIANE ATKINSON

Every army needs women like these: ELSIE AND MAIRI GO TO WAR BY DIANE ATKINSON

Photograph of British nurses, Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisolm, on the Western Front c.

TONY DAVIS, former slave, was born in Leon County in 1845. He served his owner at the front during the Civil War. After freedom, he returned to the plantation in Jefferson County, Florida and raised his family there. He was 93 years old when this photo was taken in 1938. (State Archives of Florida.)

TONY DAVIS, former slave, was born in Leon County in 1845. He served his owner at the front during the Civil War. After freedom, he returned to the plantation in Jefferson County, Florida and raised his family there. He was 93 years old when this photo was taken in 1938. (State Archives of Florida.)

Milunka Savic is recognized as the most-decorated female combatant in the entire history of warfare. Single-handedly captured at least 50 enemy soliders and two enemy trenches.

Miilunka Savic, Serbian WWI heroine, the most decorated female combatant in the entire history of warfare.

The spark that lit the flame of war.  On June 28th, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sofie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot and killed in Sarajevo by a Serbian national. Accusation flew between Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Russia, who had political interest in Serbia, and the British Empire. Formal war declarations were made and hostilities began in 1914. The U.S. didn't enter the war until 1918.

First World War: Reports of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo

ThanksOn June Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, sparking World War I. Here they are five minutes before the assassination awesome pin

WWI French soldiers making trench art

Here, he is creating "trench art" engraving on a brass artillery shell.

President Wilson and King George V of England

President Wilson and King George V of England, outside of Buckingham Palace on December Despite President Wilson’s campaign pledge to keep the United States neutral and out of World…

Yvonne Cormeau (1909–1997) joined the SOE in WWII after her husband died when their house in London was bombed. She was the second female radio operator to be sent to France. She continued to operate, despite being confronted by "wanted" posters in her neighbourhood which gave an accurate sketch of her appearance. She talked her way out of arrest by pretending she was a nurse and her wireless was an X-ray machine. She was shot in the leg by a German patrol, but managed to escape.

Yvonne Cormeau SOE Wireless Operator in France during the Second World War

WWI Aussies: (ANZAC) Australia and New Zealand Army Corp.

WWI Aussies (ANZAC) Australia and New Zealand Army Corp So many of our young men fought and died as ANZACs, in support of our Allies in every war since the First World War. We celebrate Anzac Day on April We will remember them. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

WW1 Russian nurse.

Russian nurse, WWI - Read "With the Armies of the Tsar" Florence Farmborough

Photography:CDVs, Absolutely One Of The Most Moving Civil War Images We've EverCataloged - Carte-De-Visite Of A Federal Soldier With His Young ...

Photography:CDVs, Absolutely One Of The Most Moving Civil War Images We've EverCataloged - Carte-De-Visite Of A Federal Soldier With His Young .

Born in 1906, in Winnipeg, Canada, as Idris Hall, (her gypsy mother nicknamed her Aloha) she carried on various travels following her husband’s death that included learning to fly a float plane and participating in a search for the lost Percy Fawcett Expedition in Brazil.During her lifetime expeditions, Aloha Wanderwell was held captive by the Chinese, lived with the natives in Borneo, and camped beside the Sphinx in Egypt

It's not every woman that leaves home at 16 to befriend Chinese bandits, join the Siberian army, and film indigenous Brazilians for the first time - but Aloha Wanderwell, the World's Most Traveled Girl, wasn't every woman.

Photos from Operation Pegasus, a joint U.S. and South Vietnamese push by 30,000 men to lift the siege of Khe Sanh in 1968.

Photos from Operation Pegasus, a joint U. and South Vietnamese push by men to lift the siege of Khe Sanh in

Tibor Rubin was a Hungarian-born Jewish soldier who survived a Chinese prison camp, a Nazi concentration camp, single-handedly defended a hill against the entire North Korean army TWICE, was nominated for the Medal of Honor FOUR times, received it once, and lived to tell the tale. In the process he single-handedly saved the lives of 40 of his fellow comrades by breaking out of a hardcore Chinese POW camp, raiding their barracks and stores for food and medical equipment

Tibor Rubin was a Hungarian-born Jewish soldier who survived a Chinese prison…

"Harriet M. West was the first Black woman major in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II (Only two ever existed). Once promoted to that rank and named an aide to WAC director Col. Oveta Culp Hobby, Ms. Waddy was able to take an active role in changing the status of "colored" women in the military. She became an advisor to the Army on racial issues".

Harriet M. Waddy, 94, Officer In Women's Army Corps, Dies

Harriet M. Waddy, one of two highest-ranking black officers in Women's Army Corps in World War II and its wartime adviser on racial issues, dies at age photo (M)

British ambulance drivers.

Elsie Knocker,the Baroness de T'Serclaes and Mairi Chisholm (left) in their ambulance driver uniforms and helmets at the window of their billet in Pervijze (Pervyse), West Flanders, Belgium on July 1917 during World War I.

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