Warrior Women: 3,000 Years in the Fight > National Defense University Press > News Article ViewThey fought like devils, far better than the men.
— Georges Clémenceau, Mayor,
18th Arrondissement, referring to women of the Paris Commune, during France’s republican uprising, 1871Three stories: blood, guts, and hand-to-hand combat.Story 1: 40 AD. Four decades after the birth of Christ, the Vietnamese Tru’ng Sisters rise to lead their people after successfully thwarting a Chinese attempt to dominate their country.1 Coming from a society where both sexes work, practice law, and serve as judges, they are encouraged by their families to study the principles of the martial arts. As resistance and freedom fighters, they capture and decapitate their Chinese prisoners and reclaim 65 city fortifications. Both sisters are experts in knife fighting and ride into the fray atop two white elephants in full battle armor, their ornately carved breastplates signaling their status as nobility. The sight of the monolithic beasts and the two women wielding handheld weapons instills fear in t......
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