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 The Unwomanly Face of War, Alexievich 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. Alexievich traveled thousands of miles and visited more than a hundred towns to record these women’s stories. This book reveals a different aspect of the war—the everyday details of life in combat left out of the official histories.

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