Main article: Soviet women in the Great Patriotic War. A veteran of the French Resistance , she served overseas in Indochina. Cartoon female soldier with two hand guns. Soviet soldiers. Many of these would have been the wives of high-ranking officers, with a large proportion being the wives of serving soldiers.
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In modern times many of the European countries now allow women to voluntarily pursue a career path or profession in the national armed services of their country as well as permit conscription equality, with minimal or no restrictions at all. Women in the Irish Defence Forces may be assigned to "the full range of operational and administrative duties" and policy is to encourage increased female participation. In the Second World War Yugoslav partisan units accepted female volunteers as combatants as well as medical personnel. Some women took part in direct combat roles as part of mixed gender teams manning heavy anti-aircraft batteries and gun crews within Britain. Those who belonged to this unit were equivalent to sub-lieutenants and wore military uniforms made in Great Britain.