The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II

TitleThe Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAleksievich, Svetlana
Number of Pages331
PublisherRandom House
CityNew York
Abstract

In this book, the author, a Belarusian investigative journalist, chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. These women--more than a million in total--were nurses and doctors, pilots, tank drivers, machine-gunners, and snipers. They battled alongside men, and yet, after the victory, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten. The author traveled thousands of miles and visited more than a hundred towns to record these women's stories. Together, this symphony of voices reveals a different aspect of the war--the everyday details of life in combat left out of the official histories.

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