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Women at War


What happens when you set a telenovela in First World War France? 

This month Chris, Angus and Jessica review the Netflix limited series Les Combattantes (Women at War). Along the way we discuss untranslatable words, the relationship between war atrocities and propaganda, recreational drug use, and the excellent communication links of a small-town convent.


Women at war, (2022)
The Bonfire of Destiny, (2019)
RH Mottram, The Spanish Farm,  (1924)
John Horne and Alan Kramer, German Atrocities, 1914: A history of denial (2001)
Lukasz Kamienski, Shooting Up: A history of drugs in warfare (2016) 

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