Soviet Women on the Front-line.

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by Owen, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    As a break of workflow I'll write a short article why there are so many women on frontlines on Russian Front and very few (or no) on others.
    The roots of this historical phenomenon growing from 1917 Great October Revolution ;) as it called after by offical communists propaganda and historics. In one of so called decree communists declared that all kind of rights of women is equal to rights of men. This radically changed life of women in Russia, because from ancient time there was patriarchy wich declared main role to man - husband, warrior, bread-winner of family. In addition to this situation big role played rasing emancipation movement in West that fast infiltrated to imperial Russia and then Soviet Union. :)
    So in young Soviet Union women begun to work on (earlier mostly) men's jobs, occupy positions in communists party (however they've did it before revolution in communists party), state administrations and "such stuff" :) if u excuse me for such phrase.
    So when war came to Soviet Union's borders women just can't not take a part in freeing their country. Every woman has in mind such a thing : "what makes me worst freedom fighter than a men, why can't I help my country?" and u can guess that aswer for it was: "NOTHING. I can fight no badder than my husband, brother or just fellow citizen. I can help free my country as it possible for me".

    If you'll look on Nazi woman - u'll see big difference. Woman in Nazi Germany was a producer of first-class Aryan sons and daughters of Third Reich, it's main goal in life (as it declared by propaganda) was give to Reich such sons and daughters.

    thats all for now. correct me if i wrong somewhere :)
     
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  2. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    Continuing photo theme..
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    Saving wounded soldier
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    Sniper girls honoured in fights for East Prussia
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    Hunsband and wife that fougth on tank build on their own money
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    Partisan family of Belorussia
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    For some reasons this photos in original size r red toned, but in thumbnails on ste where i've found 'em they r normal coloured %)
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Great shot, staged or not I've never seen that one before.

    (I know I shouldn't but the urge to 'name that vehicle' is too strong... Jpz IV/70??)

    Edit: First pic above.
     
  4. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    Great shot, staged or not I've never seen that one before.

    (I know I shouldn't but the urge to 'name that vehicle' is too strong... Jpz IV/70??)

    Tank maniac :D. Kubinka cries for u. Smthn sayz to me its a Sdkzf. Ah?:p
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    deadb_tch could you add a link to those photos in post #42 please.
     
  6. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  8. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    Found russian webpage about soviet female air aces that got Hero of Soviet Union title and medal in period of Great Patriotic War. Here is link: Soviet Fighter Aces of 1950 - 1953 years. You can read it through Google Translate.
    I'll give a short extraction from there.
    In period of Great Patriotic War 61 women got title Hero Of Soviet Union. 30 of them fougth in assault aviation, 28 in bombing squads, 3 of them got this title postmortem.
    Of course in this list r assault pilots: Litvyak Lidiya Vladimirovna (168 operation flights)
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    Budanova Ekaterina Vasil'yevna (266 operation flights)
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    Yamshikova Ol'ga Nikolaevna (217 operation flights)
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    etc.
     

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  9. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Found russian webpage about soviet female air aces that got Hero of Soviet Union title and medal in period of Great Patriotic War. Here is link: Soviet Fighter Aces of 1950 - 1953 years. You can read it through Google Translate.
    I'll give a short extraction from there.
    In period of Great Patriotic War 61 women got title Hero Of Soviet Union. 30 of them fougth in assault aviation, 28 in bombing squads, 3 of them got this title postmortem.
    Of course in this list r assault pilots: Litvyak Lidiya Vladimirovna (168 operation flights)
    [​IMG],
    Budanova Ekaterina Vasil'yevna (266 operation flights)
    [​IMG],
    Yamshikova Ol'ga Nikolaevna (217 operation flights)
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    etc.

    Fantastic. Always wondered about the female Russian pilots.
     
  10. jacobtowne

    jacobtowne Senior Member

    RE Post 31:

    Thanks for those great photos of Mosin-Nagant sniper rifles with the turned down bolt handles.

    JT
     
  11. BulgarianSoldier

    BulgarianSoldier Senior Member

  12. credits to ludmila pavlicheko.

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    i know that the russian women were called "flintenweiber" which means "gun broads".
    that expression expresses nothing but dignity in german.
     
  13. Russian

    Russian Junior Member

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