A thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II / Elizabeth Wein.Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Copyright date: �2019Edition: First edition.Description: 388 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062453013; 0062453017; 9780062453037; 0062453033.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Soviet -- Juvenile literature | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Juvenile literature | Women air pilots -- Soviet Union -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Air pilots, Military -- Soviet Union -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Soviet Union -- History -- 1939-1945 -- Juvenile literature | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Soviet | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female | Air pilots, Military | Women -- Biography | Soviet Union -- History -- 1939-1945 | YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Women | YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION -- History -- Military & Wars | YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION -- Transportation -- Aviation | Air pilots, Military | Military operations, Aerial -- Soviet | Military participation -- Female | Women air pilots | Soviet Union | World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile literature | Women air pilots -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Military air pilots -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | World War, 1939-1945 | Military air pilots | Women -- Biography | Soviet Union -- History -- Juvenile literature | Soviet Union -- History | World War (1939-1945) | 1939-1945Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction. | Nonfiction. | Biographies. | History. | Juvenile works. | Mystery fiction. | Young adult nonfiction. | Biographies.DDC classification: 940.54/494709252 | B Other classification: YAN025220
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-368) and index.
Battle cry : a prologue -- The future war -- The Great Patriotic War: the first year: 1941-1942 -- The Great Patriotic War: the second year: 1942-1943 -- The Great Patriotic War: the third and fourth years: 1943-1945 -- After the war.
In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment -- nicknamed the "night witches" -- faced intense pressure and obstacles both in the sky and on the ground. Some of these young women perished in flames. Many of them were in their teens when they went to war. This is the story of Raskova's three regiments, women who enlisted and were deployed on the front lines of battle as navigators, pilots, and mechanics. It is the story of a thousand young women who wanted to take flight to defend their country, and the woman who brought them together in the sky. Packed with black-and-white photographs, fascinating sidebars, and thoroughly researched details, A Thousand Sisters is the inspiring true story of a group of women who set out to change the world, and the sisterhood they formed even amid the destruction of war.
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