a U.S. veteran-created audio drama
narrated by Layla Fatima
In 2010, the U.S. Army selected six unassuming women to undergo the grueling 14-week infantry course at Fort Benning, Georgia, and prove that they have what it takes to join the ranks of the legendary "Queen of Battle," the Infantry. Despite facing intense scrutiny and skepticism, these women persevered, pushing themselves beyond their limits and breaking through barriers to become "grunts," "ground-pounders," "legs."Yet their journey was not without its challenges. As they worked to prove themselves, a mysterious death occurred in the barracks, casting a shadow over their progress.Undeterred, the women continued to hone their skills and master the art of warfare. And when they were deployed to a combat zone, they faced their greatest challenge yet. Amidst the chaos and danger of the battlefield, they must rely on their training, their wits, and each other to survive and succeed.But the toll of war is not just physical. Each woman must confront her own fears and doubts, and grapple with the emotional and psychological impact of their experiences. And as they struggle to make a difference in a world dominated by men, they are also haunted by the mystery of the death of their comrade that remains unsolved.Join us for a thrilling and inspiring tale of courage, sacrifice, and perseverance, as these six trailblazing women fight to prove themselves worthy of the title of "Infantry, the Queen of Battle", and to earn their place in history and in the hearts of a nation.
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Content warning: this audio drama contains language and themes, including violence and war, sexual assault, and drug use, that some listeners may be sensitive to or may find distressing. Please take note.