Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

When Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union in June 1941, hundreds of thousands of Soviet women went to the front as nurses, staff employees, cooks and even snipers. More than 2,000 women were trained in the art of sniping and sent to the most dangerous combat areas. Away from their detachments, the women were forced to lie for hours in the trenches, not moving, so that they would not be discovered, and wait for the perfect moment to shoot.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

1943, sniper Luba Makarova on the Kalinin front.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

May 6, 1942.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

1943, sniper Lisa Mironova in battle.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

1943, snipers of the Red Army before being sent to the front line.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

1943.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

1942, sniper Anastasia Stepanova during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

1942, a female sniper near Stalingrad.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

On November 24, 1943, snipers O. Bykov and R. Skripnikov return from a combat mission.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

December 31, 1944, Nina Lobkovskaya, commander of a detachment of female snipers who participated in the battles for Berlin.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

February 1945, snipers bypass the settlement in East Prussia, captured by Soviet troops.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

June 6, 1942, Lyudmila Pavlichenko in the battle for Sevastopol. She has 309 enemy soldiers killed on her account, and is considered one of the most effective snipers in history.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

June 6, 1942, Lyudmila Pavlichenko in the battles for Sevastopol.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

June 6, 1942, Pavlichenko in the Battle of Sevastopol.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

1942, Pavlichenko during a trip to Washington.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

Pavlichenko and other members of the Soviet delegation during a trip to Washington in 1942.

Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire

On August 9, 1944, Lyudmila Pavlichenko visits workers in Odessa.

Keywords: Great Patriotic War | Military | World War II | Women | Nazi Germany | Nazis | Sniper | Soldiers | Black and white photography

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