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Women in warfare and the military (1900–1945)

Summary
This timeline of women in warfare and the military (1900–1945) deals with the role of women in the military around the world from 1900 through 1945. The two major events in this time period were World War I and World War II. Please see Women in World War I and Women in World War II for more information. For articles specifically pertaining to the United States, see: Timeline of women in war in the United States, Pre-1945. Timeline of women in warfare from 1900 until 1945 worldwide (except present US) 1900s
  • 1899–1900: Lin Hei'er commands the Red Lantern Unit of women rebel soldiers during the Boxer Rebellion.
  • 1900: On August 7, Fanny Hines becomes the first Australian woman to die on active service.
  • 1900: Yaa Asantewaa, the queen mother of the Ejisu, leads the Ashanti army in the War of the Golden Stool) against the British in the Gold Coast (modern Ghana).
  • 1901 The Canadian Army Nursing Service began in 1901.
  • 1904–1907: Herero warrior women fight a
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