Facing bullets, frostbite, scepticism and sexism. These daring Russian pilots were the horrors that besieged Nazi nights. The women of the 588th Night Bomber regiment, led by Marina Raskova, were feared by the Nazi's and led the way for women in warfare.
Men have often been encouraged to go to war in defence of women, and yet, throughout history women have ventured on to the battlefield - sometimes at the head of an army, sometimes in disguise. Women have proven time and again that they have the strength, courage, determination and skill to succeed on the battlefield. In the historically male dominated arena of war, women have made their mark and continue to do so today.