Soviet female snipers whom the Nazis feared like fire
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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.
1943, sniper Luba Makarova on the Kalinin front.
May 6, 1942.
1943, sniper Lisa Mironova in battle.
1943, snipers of the Red Army before being sent to the front line.
1942, sniper Anastasia Stepanova during the Battle of Stalingrad.
1942, a female sniper near Stalingrad.
On November 24, 1943, snipers O. Bykov and R. Skripnikov return from a combat mission.
December 31, 1944, Nina Lobkovskaya, commander of a detachment of female snipers who participated in the battles for Berlin.
February 1945, snipers bypass the settlement in East Prussia, captured by Soviet troops.
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.
June 6, 1942, Lyudmila Pavlichenko in the battles for Sevastopol.
June 6, 1942, Pavlichenko in the Battle of Sevastopol.
1942, Pavlichenko during a trip to Washington.
Pavlichenko and other members of the Soviet delegation during a trip to Washington in 1942.
On August 9, 1944, Lyudmila Pavlichenko visits workers in Odessa.