Avenging Angels: Soviet Women Snipers on the Eastern Front (1941-1945)

TitleAvenging Angels: Soviet Women Snipers on the Eastern Front (1941-1945)
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsVinogradova, Lyuba
Number of Pages299
PublisherMacLehose Press
CityNew York

During the Second World War hundred thousands of women served in the Soviet army as soldiers, many of them were trained as snipers. This book explores the history of these young women, who came from every corner of the Soviet Union to defend their home country against Nazi Germany. From diaries, letters, interviews with survivors, and unpublished material from Soviet military archives, the author has made an unforgettable record of their experiences: the rigorous training, the devastation and chaos of the Eastern Front, and those moments of happiness that allowed the women to forget, for a moment or two, their horrifying circumstances. 

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