Join us to hear Sarah Percy in conversation with ABC RN’s Antony Funnell, discussing her new book, Forgotten Warriors: A History of Women on the Front Line.

"From Boudicca to Ukraine, battlefields have always contained a surprising number of women. Tracing the long history of female fighters, Forgotten Warriors puts the record straight, exploring how war became an all-male space, and getting to the bottom of why women were allowed to be astronauts a full thirty years before they were allowed to fight in combat.

From the Mino, the all-female army that protected Dahomey from the West for two hundred years to the Night Witches, Soviet flying aces that decimated the Nazis; from the real story of Joan of Arc to the cross-dressing soldiers whose disguises were so effective the men around them never realized who they were fighting with, Sarah Percy shines a fascinating new light on the history of warfare. And against a backdrop of sieges and desperate battles, rebellions and civil wars, a series of extraordinary women come alive on the page, determined not to be passive victims." (Percy, 2023, Forgotten Warriors: A History of Women on the Front Line)

Join Sarah and Antony as they discuss this fascinating history and launch Forgotten Warriors in Brisbane. The conversation will be recorded for ABC RN’s Big Ideas.

Where: Room 206, Steele Building, The University of Queensland

When: 5-7pm



Room 206, Steele Building (3) UQ St Lucia Campus