Monday, September 15, 2014


18 year old French Résistance fighter, Simone Segouin, during the liberation of Paris. [19 August 1944]

106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

A Los Angeles Police Officer looks after an abandoned baby in the drawer of her desk. [1971]

A Muslim woman covers the yellow star of her Jewish neighbour with her veil to protect her from prosecution. Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia. [1941]

A Red Cross nurse takes down the last words of a British soldier. [c. 1917]

A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

A woman drinking tea in the aftermath of a German bombing raid during the London Blitz. [1940]

Afghan women at a public library before the Taliban seized power. [c. 1950s]

Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her. [1967]

Marina Ginesta, a 17-year-old communist militant, overlooking Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. [1936]

Photograph of a samurai warrior. [c. late 1800s]

Women boxing on a roof in LA. [1933]

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