Soviet women warriors


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 182 (July 2003), p. 48-55


With U.S. women soldiers in the frontline in the recent war in Iraq, they are following in the tradition of some fierce fighters. In an extract from his book 'Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941-45' (Osprey), Henry Sakaida tells the stories of some of the leading female fighters in the war against the Nazis in Russia