National Geographic : 1917 Sep
©Underwood &Underwood ALL FIGHT AND NO PLAY MAKES JILL A POOR SOLDIER Women of the heroic "Battalion of Death" wrestling to keep themselves fit for active service on theEastern front. Inspired bythe revolu tion, Russian girls of all classes have enlisted in the ranks of "The Battalion of Death." The wonderful story oftheir brave deeds ontheEastern front is already history. They fought on while the men of Russia retreated. These valiant women go into battle without theslightest fear of death, but they dread capture. Each carries a dose of cyanide of potassium to use in the event she is taken prisoner.