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Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941–45

Heroines of the Soviet Union Osprey s examination of Soviet women who fought in World War II When the Great Patriotic War began many women volunteered for the armed forces but most of them were rejected They were stee

  • Title: Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941–45
  • Author: Henry Sakaida Christa Hook
  • ISBN: 9781841765983
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback
  • Osprey s examination of Soviet women who fought in World War II 1939 1945 When the Great Patriotic War began, many women volunteered for the armed forces, but most of them were rejected They were steered towards nursing or other supportive roles Many determined women managed to enter combat by first volunteering as field medics and nurses, then simply picking up a gunOsprey s examination of Soviet women who fought in World War II 1939 1945 When the Great Patriotic War began, many women volunteered for the armed forces, but most of them were rejected They were steered towards nursing or other supportive roles Many determined women managed to enter combat by first volunteering as field medics and nurses, then simply picking up a gun during the battle, and charging boldly into the line of fire In the area of aviation, women also contributed greatly to the war effort In rickety biplanes, they flew bombing missions at night, without parachutes their only protection was the darkness This book tells the stories of the brave women that were awarded the Soviet Union s most prestigious title Hero of the Soviet Union for their bravery in protecting their homeland.

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      Published :2018-06-12T19:05:50+00:00

    1 thought on “Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941–45

    1. A quick, easy to read introduction to the female heroes of the Red Army, touching on notable Soviet Heroines, as well as the tricky gender politics of the U.S.S.R. under Stalin. This was the first Osprey book that I have taken a look at, and I'll definitely be back to check out more. Even though it didn't get too detailed, it still covered the important names and terms, and featured several interesting photographs and paintings.

    2. This was just OK as history and the color plates were a little stiff, but there's some good stuff in there anyway. I was particularly interested in the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, but found myself drawn to the heart-breaking machinations of 14-year-old partisans and tough-as-nails machine gunners. One young woman's last words to her Nazi captors: "You can't hang all 190 million of us." So true.

    3. An amazing book about amazing women!Sakaida's work is well-researched, based where possible on personal interviews, and mercifully free of the anti-Soviet bias that markes many other 'academic' tomes (even some of Osprey's own).Richly illustrated with photographs and some wonderful paintings too!

    4. Just like the last book on samurai women, the Heroines of the Soviet Union is a quick snippet of some of the Heroines of the Great Patriotic War and what they did in service to their country while America fought in the West. These women were all ages and fought not only for their country but also against discrimination.

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