Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941–45

Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941–45 cover

Description

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.

Product details

Published Apr 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781780966922
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 8 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 90
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Illustrator

Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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