Which of these women served in the Austro-Hungarian Army during the First World War disguised as a man?
Viktoria Savs (June 27, 1899 in Bad Reichenhall - December 31, 1979 in Salzburg) served in the Austro-Hungarian Army during the First World War disguised as a man.
She was one of two known female soldiers on the Austrian front lines (the other was Stephanie Hollenstein). She served with the knowledge of her superiors, but virtually unrecognized as a woman, on the Dolomite front from 1915 to 1917. After a severe injury in May 1917, she was hospitalized, and her biological sex was discovered, ending her military career. She was awarded several medals for her dedication and bravery. She was known as the "Heroine of the Drei Zinnen."