History of women in combat

POSTED: 09:06 AM PST Jan 24, 2013    UPDATED: 01:19 PM PST Jan 24, 2013 

With Defense Secretary Ash Carter announcing Thursday that all U.S. military combat positions will now be open to women, take a look at the role women have played in major combats throughout history.

Women in Combat - World War I
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More than 30,000 women served in World War I, mostly in the nursing corps, but in Russia some saw combat as well in "Women's Battalions," which are said to have fought well.

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