1943- Though she was twice wounded during an attack on a German position in the Leningrad area, Military Surgeon's Assistant Valya Mosilkina displayed extraordinary courage by refusing to retire from action and continuing to render first aid to wounded men in her section.
Queen Elizabeth II once terrorized King Abdullah — by driving him around. He implored her to slow down. She didn't. As this story from a former British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia makes clear, there is one thing Abdullah will never be: as much of a stone-cold badass as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.