The role of women in a country’s army varies, with culture and wartime history having a strong influence. Historically, fighting roles for women were limited, but a full range of roles is opening up for female combatants. Priya Kantaria looks at the biggest armies in the world and the numbers of women in their ranks.
The atomic bomb is often thought of as the deadliest weapon, but there are a number of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons that can have an equally, or even more, devastating effect.
The British Army first used tanks in the First World War and they have played a vital role in every major land conflict since. Priya Kantaria takes a look at some of the most important tanks to have rolled across the battlefield.