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"Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII. A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forced when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier so as to put her badass shooting talents to good use. She went on to record 309 kills, making her the most successful female sniper in history."

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The World Will Never Be The Same Because Of What These Women Did. This Took Serious Guts.

Soviet Sniper School - deadly women snipers

A women of the resistance movement, who is a member of a patrol to rout out the Germans snipers still left in areas in Paris, France, on August 29, 1944

Moldagulova, Alija :: M :: Soviet Union / Russia (SOV/RUS) Most highly decorated female sniper in WW2

In Soviet Union women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists. The word “front-line girl” (frontovichka) became a terrible insult, synonimous to “whore”. Hundreds thousand of girls who went to war to protect their homeland with their very lives, who came back injured or disabled, with medals for valor, had to hide it to protect themselves from public scorn.

the Guardianfrom the Guardian

Listening to Britain, edited by Paul Addison and Jeremy A Crang

Southend, Essex, 1941. Photograph: Science & Society Picture Library

Zaytsev is the most well known sniper in history and the Battle of Stalingrad was where he cut his teeth

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Top 10 famous Generals of World War 2

Famous general of world war 2 - george patton

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Jobs for the girls: Amazing vintage photographs provide a vivid snapshot of working life for British women during World War Two

Jobs for the girls: Other naval roles available to women included working as motor transport drivers, although as this image shows, that often included doing repairs

13-year old Hitler Youth captured by US troops near Martinzell, April 1945. The look in his eyes is far from what you see in Hitler Jugend propaganda photos from earlier in the war.