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Evening of Waterloo by Ernest Crofts. The French army is in a route, and Napoleon is urged to leave the Battle Field, while the Old Guards protect his carriage.

Battle of Waterloo was fought in 1815 near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army. #apeurogpnpin

Pauline Cushman (Born Harriet Wood) (June 10, 1833 – December 2, 1897), was an American actress and a spy for the Union Army during the American Civil War.

R - Commandante Ramona, officer of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), a revolutionary indigenous autonomist organization based in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the only woman in her medical school class in 1855. Walker volunteered her service to the Union Army, but was not allowed to enlist, so served as a volunteer. She was not allowed to serve as a doctor, either, so she served as a nurse -at first.

Margaret Chase Smith, born in 1897. Her election to both the House and Senate by 1948 was a first for a woman, and her congressional experience laid the groundwork for her presidential campaign in 1964. She spoke out against the McCarthy’s “hunt” for communists, created female units in the Navy, Coast Guard, and Army, and supported space travel. James Webb, director of NASA at the time, said “If it were not for a woman, Margaret Chase Smith, we never would have placed a man on the moon.”

Meet Hawa Abdi. A woman who has never raised her fist in anger against another human being, but also one who could perform three C-sections on dirt-poor women, wash her hands, then go straight outside, stare down an army of gun-toting hardcore fanatical Somali militiamen, and with four words send them running for their lives on a light-speed rainbow of shame and self-loathing without even blinking. A woman once appropriately described once as “one part Mother Teresa, one part Rambo.”

Juana Galán was known for beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, 1808. There weren’t enough men to defend the village from invading French. Juana, 21, immediately rallied all of the women in the village. When the French troops marched in, the women dumped boiling oil on top of them. Juana stood in the street with a large club and beat seven shades of shit out of any French soldier that crossed her path. The French never returned.

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Napoleon reviewing his troops after the Battle of Marengo, by Gros.

Napoleon at the Battle of Lodi-Keith Rocco

The Emperor Napoleon addresses his Guard during the Battle of Waterloo June 18, 1815.