Women in War and Resistance: Selected Biographies of Soviet Women Soldiers

TitleWomen in War and Resistance: Selected Biographies of Soviet Women Soldiers
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsCottam, Kazimiera Janina
Number of Pages451
PublisherFocus Publishing & R. Pullins Co.
CityNewburyport, MA
Abstract

About one million women served in the Soviet Armed Forces during WWII, yet their significant contribution to victory has, so far, received insufficient attention. Publications in English have been limited to Soviet airwomen and are based on recent interviews with a handful of survivors. Unfortunately, most of these publications contain errors of fact and in some cases trivialize and sensationalize the subject. This collection includes one hundred brief biographies of WWII Soviet female air force, infantry and navy personnel, as well as women partisans and leaders of urban resistance, recipients of the Gold Star of Hero of the Soviet Union (HSU) and the Order of Glory I Class. As indicated in this collection, in the ground forces women distinguished themselves as medical personnel, political officers, tank crew members, machine gunners and snipers.

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