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'Amazons Battalion,' St. John, New Brunswick, 1901

Caption: 'Amazons Battalion,' St. John, New Brunswick, 1901

During the South African War, the local militia regiment in St. John, New Brunswick, sponsored and trained a paramilitary group made up of young women. Members of the 'Amazons Battalion' are seen with their instructor, a lieutenant of the 62nd Regiment 'St. John Fusiliers'. (Private collection)