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By Henry Sakaida

Osprey's exam of Soviet girls who fought in global struggle II (1939-1945). whilst the good Patriotic conflict begun, many ladies volunteered for the defense force, yet such a lot of them have been rejected. They have been instructed in the direction of nursing or different supportive roles. Many decided girls controlled to go into wrestle by way of first volunteering as box medics and nurses, then easily making a choice on up a gun through the conflict, and charging boldly into the road of fireplace. within the zone of aviation, girls additionally contributed enormously to the warfare attempt. In rickety biplanes, they flew bombing missions at evening, with no parachutes; their basically safeguard was once the darkness. This publication tells the tales of the courageous ladies that have been presented the Soviet Union's such a lot prestigious name - Hero of the Soviet Union - for his or her bravery in conserving their native land.

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