Wonder Women

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African berserkers, graceful samurai, and deadly Soviet fighter pilots. A three-part, globe-trotting tour of remarkable female soldiers and the complicated lives that they led.

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Vinogradova, Lyuba. Defending the Motherland. 2015

Alpern, Stanley B. Amazons of Black Sparta. 1998.

Dash, Mike. “Dahomey’s Women Warriors”. Smithsonian.com. Sept 2011

Busch, Jenna. “Meet the Dahomey Amazons, the Inspiration for the Dora Milaje”. SyFy Wire. Nov 2018.

Joubeaud, Edouard. The Women Soldiers of Dahomey. UNESCO Digital Library. 2014

“Three Months in Captivity in Dahomey”. The Sydney Morning Herald. Oct 1890

Budnik, Ruslan. “Dahomey Amazons - The Only Elite All-Female Warrior Regiments”. War History Online. Oct 2018

Okoh, Lize. “Meet the Dahomey Amazons: The All-Female Warriors of West Africa”. Culture Trip. May 2018.

Turnbull, Stephen. Samurai Women, 1184 -1877. 2012.

Hoffman, Michael. “Women Warriors of Japan”. The Japan Times. Oct 2011.

Hastings, Cristobel. “How Onna-Bugeisha, Feudal Japan's Women Samurai, Were Erased From History”. VICE. Sept 2018.

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