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A women of the resistance movement, who is a member of a patrol to rout out the Germans snipers still left in areas in Paris, France, on August 29, 1944

27 Badass Images Of Women Winning And Exercising The Right To Vote

If a woman brought you in to the world, then you should vote. This pro-suffrage poster from the North Carolina Museum of History's collection.

Nancy Wake: French Maquis, SOE operative, and all around Gestapo bane (once killed an SS officer with her bare hands), she was the most decorated Allied woman of WWII.

Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August 18th, 1944: Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had a baby with a German soldier had her head shaved as punishment.

When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: Salem, 1692, Schiff focuses on an infamous and dark period of American history, especially as it relates to women: the Salem witch trials.