BDM Girls

  Before it became law in 1939, there were tens of thousands of girls signed up to the Hitler Youth organisations. The League of German Girls (Bund Deutscher Mädel [BDM]) was the female section of the Hitler Youth founded in 1930. The purpose of BDM was to...

Girls Undercover: Women Spies of the Viet Cong

Name: Many, mostly unknown Occupation: Spies, soldiers, nurses, etc. Location: Vietnam, 1955-1975 As seen in: M√£n by Kim Thuy, brief appearance of a female sniper in the film Full Metal Jacket In the book M√£n, by Kim Thuy, the narrator’s mother, known to...

Mythological Girls: Eris

Eris is the goddess of Strife in Greek mythology, who appeared in a variety of ancient stories but was best known for her involvement in the Judgement of Paris. Her role is essentially to be the personification of conflict; both internally and with others. The name...

Girl Soldiers: The Chechen Wars

The first Chechen War was fought between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. The war lasted from 1994 to 1996 and resulted in the death and displacement of thousands of Chechens. The conflict has its roots in the constitution that Chechnya adopted in 1992...

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