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Russian Woman Sniper

Discussion in 'Women at War' started by Jim, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Jim

    Jim Active Member

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    A Young Soviet woman learning to shoot using a Mosin-Nagant rifle with a Model PE telescope. Young women and girls figured prominently among the early volunteers for the Red Army and for the front. Even without proper uniforms they headed for the front virtually in what they stood up, their plaits covered by head scarves. In August 1941, 10,000 “Young Communists”, or Komsomol, many of them women, were sent immediately to the front to join the signals troops.


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