Women in World War II

This Russian woman sniper, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who has killed by her accurate shooting the magnificent total of 300 Germans before Sevastopol.

The life and myths of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet Russia’s deadliest sniper


Lyudmila Pavlichenko, history’s deadliest female sniper, is considered to be a Soviet propaganda myth by some, including some people in Russia. The divorced teenage mother from the tiny Ukrainian town of Bila Tserkva is credited with killing at least 309 Nazis — she simply sounds too good to be true.

Two black and white illustrations featuring a dancing Josephine Baker, arms raised.

Bio shows how Josephine Baker ‘shattered notions’ of black artistry


50 Years Later: Josephine Baker’s Speech at the March on Washington Still Inspires

Arts, Culture & Media

Blue-collar women: Rosie the Riveter for 2010

World War II ‘Night Witch’ Dies at 91

Remembering Nadezhda Popova, A Soviet Combat Pilot and WWII ‘Night Witch’

Arts, Culture & Media

Nadia Popova has passed away in Moscow, aged 91. Popova was awarded numerous medals in World War II, including Hero of the Soviet Union. She and her comrades were known by the Germans as the “Night Witches.”

Celebrating 60 Years of Queen Elizabeth II

Conflict & Justice

As the Queen celebrates 60 years on the throne, The World’s Alex Gallafent looks back at the circumstances in which Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II.

The World

Rediscovered Spanish Civil War negatives

Global Politics

Lost since 1939, the Mexican Suitcase contains nearly 4,500 negatives documenting the Spanish Civil War… They’re now on view in an exhibition at the International Center of Photography. Adeline Sire has the story.