Aftermaths of War: Women’s Movements and Female Activists, by Edited by Ingrid Sharp and Matthew Stibbe

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38 As Olga Shnyrova shows, the Soviet state categorised all feminist activity before the Revolution as “bourgeois” and consequently completely suppressed the memory of these women’s contribution to the war effort. Meanwhile, the only woman whose war service was positively commemorated in official and popular representations of the war across the English- and French-speaking world was the British nurse Edith Cavell, executed by the Germans in October 1915 for helping stranded Allied servicemen to escape from occupied Belgium.

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