A rare story of the women snipers who achieved so much for the Soviet war effort. The author provides an illuminating and engaging account of her exceptional service and of her comrades – Much Recommended.
NAME: Girl With A Sniper Rifle, An Eastern Front Memoir FILE: R3010 AUTHOR: Alan Whitworth PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, Greenhill BINDING: hard back PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, Great Patriotic War, snipers, street fighting, ambush, sniper teams, rifles, Stalin, Hitler, ruthless war, sniper school, female soldiers, Central Women's Sniper School
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The Soviet Union recoiled under the German assault. It lost huge quantities of weapons and military personnel, together with enormous tracts of its territory. This rout was the result of Stalin’s refusal to take note of intelligence reports and his ruthless purges of the Red Army. The Germans committed many atrocities in their lightning advances and when the fight back got under way, the Red Army was equally ruthless in what was a real grudge match of armies. Millions died and women played a major role on the frontline in the Soviet military. Prominently to the fore were the women snipers.
The Red Army made considerable use of snipers, particularly in sieges of Soviet cities where one sniper could pin down a company and inflict heavy casualties on the Germans. German snipers were also used extensively and it was often sniper hunting sniper in a deadly dual that went on for hours and even days, in at least one famous case, for weeks.
The author has offered a powerful account of her life and service in Soviet Russia. She paints a rare and engrossing picture of this life. She has at the same time exercised her demons as she struggled with her feelings and experiences in the post war years, making this book her personal way of dealing with the traumas.