In a time of great emphasis on the separate roles of men and women, hundreds of females—Union and Confederate—cut their hair, bound their breasts, donned men’s clothing, and reported to army recruiters for duty during the Civil War. Others served as scouts, spies, or rode with their husbands and brothers in contested areas.
By most accounts, the Allies’ massive 1943 invasion of Sicily—a strike at the perceived "soft underbelly" of Hitler's Europe—was a success. The island became the first piece of the Axis’ homeland to fall during World War II. But when U.S. Gen. George S. Patton moved in for an expected final battle in Messina in mid-August, he found no enemy forces.
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Bust a cappella with the Barden University Bellas, a collegiate girls’ singing group. Recognizing they’re in a song slump, members of the team (Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow) recruit newcomer Beca (Anna Kendrick), who reluctantly joins the squad. Facing a showdown with their male rivals, the Treblemakers, Beca tries to mix up the Bellas’ routine with pop-infused energy.