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Author Markwick, Roger D.
Title Soviet women on the frontline in the Second World War / Roger D. Markwick, Euridice Charon Cardona.
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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 Floor2  D764 .M3464 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xxiii, 305 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-296) and index.
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 World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front.
Women in war -- Soviet Union -- History.
Women soldiers -- Soviet Union -- History.
Related Names Cardona, Euridice Charon, 1965-
ISBN 0230579523 (hardback)
9780230579521 (hardback)
OCLC number 748328704