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The Resource Defending the Motherland : the Soviet women who fought Hitler's aces, Lyuba Vinogradova; With an Introduction by Antony Beevor; Translated from the Russian by Arch Tait

Defending the Motherland : the Soviet women who fought Hitler's aces, Lyuba Vinogradova; With an Introduction by Antony Beevor; Translated from the Russian by Arch Tait

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Defending the Motherland : the Soviet women who fought Hitler's aces
Title
Defending the Motherland
Title remainder
the Soviet women who fought Hitler's aces
Statement of responsibility
Lyuba Vinogradova; With an Introduction by Antony Beevor; Translated from the Russian by Arch Tait
Title variation
Soviet women who fought Hitler's aces
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Language
eng
Summary
Plucked from every background, and led by an N.K.V.D. Major, the new recruits who boarded a train in Moscow on 16th October 1941 to go to war had much in common with millions of others across the world. What made the 586th Fighter Regiment, the 587th Heavy-bomber Regiment and the 588th Regiment of light night-bombers unique was their gender: the Soviet Union was creating the first all-female active combat units in modern history. Drawing on original interviews with surviving airwomen, Lyuba Vinogradova weaves together the untold stories of the female Soviet fighter pilots of the Second World War. From that first train journey to the last tragic disappearance, Vinogradova's panoramic account of these women's lives follows them from society balls to unmarked graves, from landmark victories to the horrors of Stalingrad. Battling not just fearsome Aces of the Luftwaffe but also patronising prejudice from their own leaders, women such as Lilya Litvyak and Ekaterina Budanova are brought to life by the diaries and recollections of those who knew them, and who watched them live, love, fight and die
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Vinogradova, Luba
Dewey number
940.54/494709252
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1946-
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  • Beevor, Antony
  • Tait, A. L
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women air pilots
Target audience
adult
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Defending the Motherland : the Soviet women who fought Hitler's aces, Lyuba Vinogradova; With an Introduction by Antony Beevor; Translated from the Russian by Arch Tait
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781681440125
Lccn
2017045306
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Defending the Motherland : the Soviet women who fought Hitler's aces, Lyuba Vinogradova; With an Introduction by Antony Beevor; Translated from the Russian by Arch Tait
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9781681440125
Lccn
2017045306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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