Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World War

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 26, 2012 - History - 305 pages
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More than 800,000 Soviet women fought against Hitler's onslaught during the 'Great Patriotic War,' 1941-45. Female participation in military conflict on such a scale is historically unique. This is the first comprehensive study of the hitherto largely hidden history of the crucial role women played in the defeat of fascism on the Eastern Front.
 

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Good book for research. Book shows lots of information on World War II women fighting against Hitler.

Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Making of the frontovichki
7
Volunteers
32
Nurses
56
Flyers
84
Partisans
117
6 Mass Mobilization
149
7 The Womens Volunteer Rifle Brigade
181
8 The Sniper Movement
203
Halfhidden from history
230
Notes
249
Sources and Bibliography
286
Index
297
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ROGER MARKWICK Associate Professor of Modern European History, the University of Newcastle, Australia. His Rewriting History in Soviet Russia: The Politics of Revisionist Historiography in the Soviet Union, 1956-1974 won the Alexander Nove Prize in Russian, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Studies for 2001. His latest research is on Soviet women on the home front during the Second World War. EURIDICE CHARON CARDONA Senior Research Associate in the School of Humanities and Social Science, the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has a particular research interest in Soviet medicine and nursing during the Second World War. She holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Newcastle, Australia (2008), and an MA in history from the University of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.