20 Women Who Posed as Men and Made History Into HERstory

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Elisa Bernerström proved to be a capable soldier. She was decorated for her bravery in battle. She reportedly collected ammunition and gave it to fellow soldiers. Her secret was revealed, and she was later fired from her post.

Her husband was believed to have been killed in action during the Battle of Ratan Savar but later was found to be a prisoner of war. They were reunited in Stockholm following the war. Elisa is not the only woman who served in the Swedish army, but she is one of the few who were ever recognized for her bravery in battle.