Two Soviet women snipers sometime during World War II

soviet women snipers ww2

Two Soviet snipers, members of Sydir Kovpak’s partisan unit in the Ukrainian Communist resistance movement against Germany.

Soviet women played an important role during WW2, with more than 800.000 serving in various branches of the USSR armed forces. More than 50% of the medical personnel was also female.

Major-General Sydir Kovpak was one of the leading figures in the partisan movement, a master of guerrilla tactics, and was twice awarded the “Hero of the Soviet Union” title. He survived the war, passing away in 1967 (aged 80).

Book suggestion ⤵️

📖 Avenging Angels: The Young Women of the Soviet Union’s WWII Sniper Corps (Lyuba Vinogradova, 2017)

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