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Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World War.

By: Markwick, Roger D.
Contributor(s): Charon Cardona, Euridice.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012Description: 1 online resource (330 p.).ISBN: 9780230362543.Subject(s): Women in war -- Soviet Union -- History | Women soldiers -- Soviet Union -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female | World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet UnionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World WarDDC classification: 940.541247082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Plates; List of Maps; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgements; List of Acronyms and Russian Terms; Transliteration, Archival References and Pseudonyms; Chronology of Soviet Women at War; Introduction; 1 The Making of the frontovichki; A passion for education; Komsomol mentality; Osoaviakhim; Commanders'' wives; Heroines and heroes; How the Steel was Tempered; Civil war legacy; A ''new type'' of woman; Curtailing the heroine cult; 2 ''Not Women''s Business'': Volunteers; ''To the home front!''; Civil and anti-aircraft defence; The Labour Front; Secret training
Levée en masseBaptism of fire; The first women snipers; 3 Sisters of Mercy: Nurses; Raw recruits; Combative femininity; Casualties; Medsanbat sisters; Fighting field nurses; Sanitizing war; Frontline vengeance; Civilizing men; ''Forbidden'' relations; Stalingrad inferno; 4 ''Falcons'' and ''Witches'': Flyers; Formation of the regiments; Vydvizhenki; Daughters of the civil war; Military discipline; Active service; A ''women''s world''; Frontline intimacy; A Komsomol ''family''; Politruk mother; Entertainment and social life; Death of an icon; Death of a ''little falcon''; Radiant happiness
Final offensive5 Behind Enemy Lines: Partisans; ''Joan of Arc''; Saboteurs, scouts and spies; Female underground; Assassination; All-people''s war; Komsomol network; Medical and radio personnel; Sexual harassment; Affirmative action; Women under occupation; 6 Mass Mobilization; Covert mobilization; Women in other militaries; Bolshevik riflewomen; Anti-air Defence; Barrage balloons; Desperate circumstances; Naval recruits; ''I can excel …''; Social and political problems; Political propaganda; Second navy intake; Mobilizing mothers; ''Second-front'' recruitment; ''Gentle and cultural service''
Women officers7 The Women''s Volunteer Rifle Brigade; Recruitment; Living conditions; ''Desertions'' to the front; Desertion and punishment; Suicides; Gender relations; Sexual relations; Patriotism betrayed; 8 The Sniper Movement; The sniper as celebrity; Sniper school; Recollections of a young woman sniper; Becoming a sniper; The frontline; Hunting Hitlerites; On the offensive; Battlefield gothic; Forbidden relations; 9 Epilogue: Half-hidden from history; Women invalids; Mobile field wives; Prisoners of war; An indelible stain; Forgetting and remembering; Notes; Sources and Bibliography
Index
Summary: This is the first comprehensive study in English of Soviet women who fought against the genocidal, misogynist, Nazi enemy on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. Drawing on a vast array of original archival, memoir, and published sources, this book captures the everyday experiences of Soviet women fighting, living and dying on the front.
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Cover; Contents; List of Plates; List of Maps; List of Tables; Preface and Acknowledgements; List of Acronyms and Russian Terms; Transliteration, Archival References and Pseudonyms; Chronology of Soviet Women at War; Introduction; 1 The Making of the frontovichki; A passion for education; Komsomol mentality; Osoaviakhim; Commanders'' wives; Heroines and heroes; How the Steel was Tempered; Civil war legacy; A ''new type'' of woman; Curtailing the heroine cult; 2 ''Not Women''s Business'': Volunteers; ''To the home front!''; Civil and anti-aircraft defence; The Labour Front; Secret training

Levée en masseBaptism of fire; The first women snipers; 3 Sisters of Mercy: Nurses; Raw recruits; Combative femininity; Casualties; Medsanbat sisters; Fighting field nurses; Sanitizing war; Frontline vengeance; Civilizing men; ''Forbidden'' relations; Stalingrad inferno; 4 ''Falcons'' and ''Witches'': Flyers; Formation of the regiments; Vydvizhenki; Daughters of the civil war; Military discipline; Active service; A ''women''s world''; Frontline intimacy; A Komsomol ''family''; Politruk mother; Entertainment and social life; Death of an icon; Death of a ''little falcon''; Radiant happiness

Final offensive5 Behind Enemy Lines: Partisans; ''Joan of Arc''; Saboteurs, scouts and spies; Female underground; Assassination; All-people''s war; Komsomol network; Medical and radio personnel; Sexual harassment; Affirmative action; Women under occupation; 6 Mass Mobilization; Covert mobilization; Women in other militaries; Bolshevik riflewomen; Anti-air Defence; Barrage balloons; Desperate circumstances; Naval recruits; ''I can excel …''; Social and political problems; Political propaganda; Second navy intake; Mobilizing mothers; ''Second-front'' recruitment; ''Gentle and cultural service''

Women officers7 The Women''s Volunteer Rifle Brigade; Recruitment; Living conditions; ''Desertions'' to the front; Desertion and punishment; Suicides; Gender relations; Sexual relations; Patriotism betrayed; 8 The Sniper Movement; The sniper as celebrity; Sniper school; Recollections of a young woman sniper; Becoming a sniper; The frontline; Hunting Hitlerites; On the offensive; Battlefield gothic; Forbidden relations; 9 Epilogue: Half-hidden from history; Women invalids; Mobile field wives; Prisoners of war; An indelible stain; Forgetting and remembering; Notes; Sources and Bibliography

Index

This is the first comprehensive study in English of Soviet women who fought against the genocidal, misogynist, Nazi enemy on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. Drawing on a vast array of original archival, memoir, and published sources, this book captures the everyday experiences of Soviet women fighting, living and dying on the front.

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ROGER MARKWICK Associate Professor of Modern European History, the University of Newcastle, Australia. His Rewriting History in Soviet Russia: The Politics of Revisionist Historiography in the Soviet Union, 1956-1974 won the Alexander Nove Prize in Russian, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Studies for 2001. His latest research is on Soviet women on the home front during the Second World War. EURIDICE CHARON CARDONA Senior Research Associate in the School of Humanities and Social Science, the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has a particular research interest in Soviet medicine and nursing during the Second World War. She holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Newcastle, Australia (2008), and an MA in history from the University of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.<br>

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