The Unwomanly Face of War

The Unwomanly Face of War

An Oral History of Women in World War II

Hardback380mm Illustrated230x152mm

9780399588723     Product Code: 508057

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During the Second World War, more than a million Soviet women served on the front lines, on the home front and in occupied territories, as nurses, doctors, pilots, tank drivers, snipers and machine-gunners. They fought alongside men, yet after the victory, their sacrifices were forgotten. The Nobel Prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich travelled thousands of miles and visited a hundred towns to record their stories in this groundbreaking oral history, highlighting a hitherto neglected aspect of the war. Slightly off-mint.

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