“A Sacred Duty”: Red Army Women Veterans Remembering the Great Fatherland War, 1941–1945

Title“A Sacred Duty”: Red Army Women Veterans Remembering the Great Fatherland War, 1941–1945
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMarkwick, Roger D.
JournalAustralian Journal of Politics & History
Volume54
Issue3
Start Page403
Pagination403 - 420
Date Published09/2008
Abstract

Some 500,000 women fought with the Red Army in the Great Fatherland War, 1941-1945. Based on a selection of women veterans’ memoirs published since the demise of the Soviet Union, this article looks at what these women choose to remember about the war, and how, and equally what they choose to forget or remain silent about. The paper seeks to illuminate shared or disparate collective and individual memory and experiences. A particular objective of the paper is to assess the degree to which these written recollections coincide with or deviate from the predominant patriotic, heroic, masculine paradigm of the Great Fatherland War and its historiography. The overall objective of the paper is to humanise the female faces behind the masculine mask of the Red Army at war against Nazism. [ABSTRACT FROM THE AUTHOR]

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8497.2008.00506.x
Short TitleAustralian Journal of Politics & History
Reprint EditionFirst published online 08/2008
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