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Post 05 Apr 2008, 22:40
I am working on a Military Novel during World War II and I just wanted to know if and how did women take part in military. Same as men?
Post 05 Apr 2008, 22:49
I don't think so. During World War I and World War II, the women had to take the roles of the men who had to fight. As far as I know, they mostly had to work in the factories.
Post 05 Apr 2008, 23:16
Maybe the US Army... but Comrade, you have GOT to research the role of Women in the WWII SOVIET Army. Some of the best Pilots & Snipers - front line fighters - were Women.
Post 05 Apr 2008, 23:21
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Maybe the US Army... but Comrade, you have GOT to research the role of Women in the WWII SOVIET Army. Some of the best Pilots & Snipers - front line fighters - were Women.


I already knew that. However, most usually take a global view of it.
Post 06 Apr 2008, 00:20
Women weren't in the (nonsoviet) military at all until recently.
Post 06 Apr 2008, 05:36
Women were used extensively as nurses, telephone and radio operators, and as adjutants. However very few armies allowed women to fight on the front lines.
Post 06 Apr 2008, 17:31
During WW2, didn't the USSR have women in AAA units?
Post 06 Apr 2008, 23:03
Yes it did, in fact there is a great movie about that called "А Зори Здесь Тихие".
Post 07 Apr 2008, 13:47
Yeah, there was a shower scene, too bad it was cut in some of the releases...
Post 18 Oct 2008, 15:27
Don't forget the soviet women pilots or "night witches":

In spite of the rich history of American women in military aviation personified by the Women's Air Service Pilots (WASP's)) in World War II, the U.S. Armed Forces didn't begin training women for air combat service until 1993.

Yet, in 1942 the Soviet Union formed three regiments of women combat pilots who flew night combat missions and were so successful and deadly the Germans feared them, calling them "Nachthexen" - night witches.




Marina Raskova and the Soviet Women Pilots of World War II
Post 22 Jul 2013, 16:00
zhuk wrote:
Don't forget the soviet women pilots or "night witches":

In spite of the rich history of American women in military aviation personified by the Women's Air Service Pilots (WASP's)) in World War II, the U.S. Armed Forces didn't begin training women for air combat service until 1993.

Yet, in 1942 the Soviet Union formed three regiments of women combat pilots who flew night combat missions and were so successful and deadly the Germans feared them, calling them "Nachthexen" - night witches.




Marina Raskova and the Soviet Women Pilots of World War II


An Obituary: Nadezhda Popova: Soviet pilot known as 'the Night Witch'


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obitu ... 11677.html
Post 21 Dec 2017, 21:10
women worked as hard as men in the the red army branches and the night witches lost a total of 30 with 24 being awarded the title , hero of the soviet union
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