Hotel staff affiliated with the French Resistance preparing to attack Milice officials at a function, Lyon, 1955. The corpses on the ground were Petainist sympathizers among the cooking staff were were killed with silenced pistols before the attack itself took place. Many French hotels were the site of attacks on German and French collaborator officials, a fact that these hotels have happily embraced as part of their history.
A female Vietnamese fighter during an attack on Chinese positions near Hanoi, 1966. The struggle to expel Chinese forces did much to further increase the bolstered status of women in Vietnamese society. The Communist Party of Vietnam had implemented numerous policies to advance gender equality in the country upon taking power, but had met with a great deal of resistance. The ten year war with China helped ensure that these reforms would be set in stone, as the large role Vietnamese women played both behind and on the front lines ensured the support of the general public once the war was over. Women who had claimed a large number of combat kills or displayed noteworthy tactic skill were given the nickname "Tigress" in the Vietnamese press.