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Author LinkMarkwick, Roger D.
Title LinkSoviet women on the frontline in the Second World War / Roger D. Markwick, Euridice Charon Cardona.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Description xxiii, 305 p. :  ill., maps ;  23 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-296) and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction -- The Making of the Frontovichki -- ’War not women’s business’: volunteers -- Sisters of Mercy: nurses -- ’Falcons’ and ’Witches’: flyers -- Behind enemy lines: partisans -- Mass mobilization -- The Women’s Volunteer Rifle Brigade -- The sniper movement -- Epilogue: half-hidden from history.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject LinkWorld War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union.
LinkWorld War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
LinkWorld War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front.
LinkWomen in war -- Soviet Union -- History.
LinkWomen soldiers -- Soviet Union -- History.
Add.Author LinkCardona, Euridice Charon, 1965-

System Number 000662270
ISBN Link9780230579521 (hardback)
Link0230579523 (hardback)

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