Heroines of The Soviet Union 1941-45 by Henry SakaidaHeroines of The Soviet Union 1941-45 by Henry Sakaida

Heroines of The Soviet Union 1941-45

byHenry SakaidaIllustratorChrista Hook

Paperback | May 20, 2003

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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 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.
Henry Sakaida was born in Santa Monica, California in October 1951. He became interested in Russian/Soviet culture and war history after taking a Russian language course and has travelled to the Ukraine and Russia twice to conduct research. He is an experienced author and has written a number of books about his other main interest, Jap...
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Title:Heroines of The Soviet Union 1941-45Format:PaperbackPublished:May 20, 2003Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841765988

ISBN - 13:9781841765983

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Biographies - Aviation: Lydia Litvak; Anna Timofeyeva;Klavdiya Fomicheva; Marina Raskova; Yekaterina Zelenko · Infantry: Mariya Borovichenko; Anna Nikandrova; Nina Onilova; Mariya Batrakova; Yelena Stempkovskaya; Mariya Baida; Manshuk Mametova · Field nurses: Mariya Shkarletova; Valeriya Gnarovskaya; Lyudmila Kravets; Zinaida Mareseva; Vera Kashcheyevna · Resistance: Mariya Melnikaite; Anna Maslovskaya; Yefrosinya Zenkova; Ulyana Gromova; Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya; Yelena Mazanik · Tank drivers: Irina Levchenko; Mariya Oktyabrskaya · Snipers: Lyudmila Pavlichenko; Natalya Kovshova and Mariya Polivanova; Aliya Moldagulova; Tatyana Kostyrina