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The Resource A thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II, Elizabeth Wein

A thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II, Elizabeth Wein

Label
A thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II
Title
A thousand sisters
Title remainder
the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Wein
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment--nicknamed the "night witches"--faced intense pressure and obstacles both in the sky and on the ground. Some of these young women perished in flames. Many of them were in their teens when they went to war. This is the story of Raskova's three regiments, women who enlisted and were deployed on the front lines of battle as navigators, pilots, and mechanics. It is the story of a thousand young women who wanted to take flight to defend their country, and the woman who brought them together in the sky. Packed with black-and-white photographs, fascinating sidebars, and thoroughly researched details, A Thousand Sisters is the inspiring true story of a group of women who set out to change the world, and the sisterhood they formed even amid the destruction of war
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wein, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 940.54/494709252
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D792.S65
LC item number
W45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women air pilots
  • Air pilots, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women air pilots
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II, Elizabeth Wein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Battle cry: a prologue -- The future war -- The great patriotic war: the first year: 1941-1942 -- The great patriotic war: the second year: 1942-1943 -- The great patriotic war: the third and fourth years: 1943-1945 -- After the war
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780062453013
Lccn
2019001543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1086404143
Label
A thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II, Elizabeth Wein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Battle cry: a prologue -- The future war -- The great patriotic war: the first year: 1941-1942 -- The great patriotic war: the second year: 1942-1943 -- The great patriotic war: the third and fourth years: 1943-1945 -- After the war
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780062453013
Lccn
2019001543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1086404143

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