Sniper (309 confirmed kills)
Hiuaz Kairovna Dospanova
Special Operations Executive agent
Eileen Mary "Didi" Nearne
Special Operations Executive
Noor Inayat Khan
Special Operations Executive agent
Lilian Vera Rolfe
Chief overseer at concentration camps
Andrée de Jongh
T-34 Driver, "Fighting Girlfriend".
First female tanker to be awarded the "Hero of the Soviet Union".
It's amazing how few pictures of her exist.
Phyllis Latour Doyle
Special Operations Executive
Hitler youth girls
"The Victory Corps taught marksmanship to encourage girls to be proficient in handling firearms."
"The haunting image is one of a series depicting Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland before they were rounded up to be sent to the gas chambers."
One of only two female Aces ever.
Czech journalist, writer, editor and translator
Definition of psycho hose beast girlfriends... ugh.
Here's one - "Ronnie the Bren Gun Girl" (Canadian)
Precursor to to Rosie the Riveter.
I'm sorry to disappoint you, but that's not Lyudmilla Pavlichenko. It's an anonymous Ukrainian partisan. Pavlichenko was considerably less attractive. Pic related.
Samusenko was adorable, and a hell of a tank commander too. She was the only woman in the elite 1st guard tank corps, and personally responsible for taking down 3 german Tiger tanks, which were a very, very dangerous opponent for the ubiquitous T-34.
There is also one heart-warming story regarding a man who once fell in love with her, quoting wiki:
>World War II veteran and writer Fabian Garin, in his book Tsvety na tankakh (The Flowers on Tanks), mentions an episode from Samusenko's personal life, when a certain Mindlin, who fell in love with her, asked her "not to smoke and drink". Samusenko parried with "Maybe you have fallen in love?", kissed him on the head and stopped smoking and drinking thereafter.
I'll keep posting what I found in a related thread in the world of tanks forum:
Mariya Ivanovna Lagunova, Driver of T-34, awarded with Order of Red Star, survived the war.
Yekaterina Alekseyevna Petlyuk, Driver of T-60, awarded with Order of Red Star, survived the war.
>Aleksandra Leontevna Boiko, Commander of IS-2, awarded with Order of the Great Patriotic War 2nd degree, survived the war. (Pictured with Ivan Boiko, her husband, who was also a tank crewman)
A FUCKING IS-2. We're talking about one of the most heavily armed tanks in WW2. Clearly the russians weren't shy or prejudicial about putting heavy gear in the hands of women.
>Lyudmila Ivanovna Kalinina, Driver of T-40, awarded with Order of Red Banner, survived the war and later promoted to colonel. Currently owns a refurbished T-70 in working condition.
Reminder you will never marry a qt tank driver who owns her own tank.
Roll on the sniper qts now. The soviets greatly deployed women in sniper regiments because their qualities made them ideal sharpshooters. As far as the ideal requirements for precision shooting go, women were found to be more patient when it comes to waiting for targets and have better average breathing control than men.
I instantly feel like hugging something when looking at this pic.
It should also be noted that female soldiers weren't conscripted, but volunteers. They were not coerced to join the war effort, but freely choose to do so.
Female soldiers captured by German forces near Pskov, July 1941.
Female snipers of 3rd Shock Army, May 1945.
As many as 800,000 women served in the soviet armed forces during WW2. Nearly 200,000 were decorated and 89 eventually received the Soviet Union’s highest award.
Here's an amazing action shot:
Klavdiya Olomskaya, a medic, tries to assist escaped T-34 crewmen, Belgorod, July 1943.
Female partisans (resistance fighters in german occupied zones), also played an important role within the partisan movement. Obviously many were qt as well.
Like the ones in this famous picture.
Despite filming some of the most infamous Nazi propaganda films (Triumph of the Will, Victory of the Faith), she was a revolutionary director who employed some amazing techniques that helped modernize cinema as we know it. Many experts also credit her as one of the most effective directors in history, regarding the use of cinema for the persuasion of masses. Chaplin used her movies as a primary source for creating The Great Dictator.
As posted before, here's osivet top scorer Lyudmilla Pavlichenko. Ukrainian sniper with 309 confirmed kills during the war. She wasn't exactly photogenic as seen on >>15760741, but I can at least say angles really did it for her.
Maybe she gained some weight after the war, though. She seems a lot better in these shots, after all.
She alright here too. Too bad she's got something on her teeth.
Soviet sniper Rosa Shanina, however, takes the beauty prize by far. Not only the camera seemed to love her, she was also one of the top scorer soviet snipers with 93 confirmed kills before dying in 1944. She was also a highly brave and charismatic figure. Her soldier diaries were publicated after the war and eventually became a best seller.
> In a diary entry dated 16 January 1945, Shanina wrote that despite her wish to be in a safer place, some unknown force was drawing her to the front line. In the same entry she wrote that she had no fear and that she had even agreed to go "to a melee combat".
>Shanina had a straightforward character and valued courage and the absence of egotism in people. She once told a story when "about half a hundred frenzied fascists with wild cries" attacked a trench accommodating twelve female snipers, including Shanina: "Some fell from our well-aimed bullets, some we finished with our bayonets, grenades, shovels, and some we took prisoners, having restrained their arms."
>On 27 January  Shanina was severely injured while shielding a wounded artillery officer. She was found by two soldiers disemboweled, with her chest torn open by a shell fragment. Despite attempts to save her, Shanina died the following day near the Richau estate (later a Soviet settlement of Telmanovka), 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) southeast of the East Prussian village of Ilmsdorf (Novobobruysk). Nurse Yekaterina Radkina remembered Shanina telling her that she regretted having done so little.
She was only 20 years old.
MP traffic regulator in Berlin, 1945
Yevgenia Makeeva, sniper with 68 confirmed kills. Received HSU award.
Russian woman shooter gunsmith Guard Corporal Claudia Efimovna Danilova (3rd Squadron 6th Guards Attack Aviation Regiment) loads a 20-mm ammunition to the aviation gun ShVAK-20 of Il-2.
Sniper duo Natalya Venediktovna Kovshova and Maria Polianova. Died in 1942 with a total of 300 combined confirmed kills. Natalya was 21 years old by the time of her death.
>On 14 August 1942, Natalya's regiment was committed to the fighting near the village of Sutoki-Byakovo in the Novgorod Oblast. The machine - gunners and snipers resisted the German offensive in trenches. The Russian soldiers were killed one after another. Finally there only remained Natalya and Mariya. Both of them were wounded. As being captured was not an option, Natalya decided to pull the pin of her grenade, and wait to blow the German soldiers up when they reached the trench. When the Germans finally reached the trench, Natalya detonated the grenades, killing herself, Mariya and many German soldiers. She was posthumously awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union shortly after, in recognition of her sacrifice. Late in the 'sixties a big Soviet fishing factory trawler was christened "Natalya Kovsheva".
Spanish Civil war
A typo doesn't compare to the stupidity of that poster.
This is a common misconception. The National-Socialist agenda firmly believed that everyone should be moderately trained in physical activity, to improve the health of the people, and therefore society. People who didn't join "athletic clubs" or gymnasiums were frowned upon by both the state and their peers.
go to /hr/ and check out their war threads. not much women in it but similar and interesting. plus its good to support non celebrity threads on hr. ask and they might have something they havet posted yet
Erika Szeles was a young soldier and nurse in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. When her photo was taken by a Danish photographer her image graced the covers of several Euopean magazines and she became an international symbol of the revolution.
Szeles was born to Jewish parents in 1941 and raised solely by her mother after her father’s death in a Nazi concentration camp. At age 14 she trained as a cook at the Hotel Béke in Budapest. While her mother was a hardline communist, Szeles had an older boyfriend who converted her to the anti-communist cause.
When Hungary’s revolution against the Soviet Union began on October 23rd 1956, she was 15 years old. When her boyfriend formed a resistance group with some fellow students she chose to join them. She quickly learned how to use a sub-machine gun and fought alongside the group in several skirmishes with Soviet soldiers.
The iconic photo above of Szeles holding her sub-machine gun was taken around November 1st 1956. A few days afterward she was approached by friends who, knowing that Russian divisions were pouring into Hungary, feared for her safety. They argued that she was too young to be fighting and she agreed to put down her gun and to instead serve the resistance as a Red Cross nurse.
On November 8th the resistance group she was with became involved in a heavy firefight with Russian soldiers in the center of Budapest. When a friend of hers was wounded she ran forward to help him. Despite being unarmed and wearing a Red Cross uniform she was gunned down and died instantly. She was buried in the Kerepesi Churchyard in Budapest.
Szeles’s story remained largely unknown for some 50 years, until in 2008 journalists were able to uncover the truth about the young woman from the infamous picture. She is now recognised as a martyr of the Hungarian Revolution.
She looks so similar to my old girlfriend that it makes me a little sad. Her wiki page says that she was crushed by tank treads while sleeping at night because the tank didn't see people sleeping there. ;__;
Lotta Svärd was a Finnish voluntary auxiliary paramilitary organisation for women. The name comes from a poem by Johan Ludvig Runeberg. Part of a large and famous book, The Tales of Ensign Stål, the poem described a fictional woman named Lotta Svärd. According to the poem, a Finnish soldier, private Svärd - Swedish: svärd means a sword - went to fight in the Finnish War and took his wife, Lotta, along with him. Private Svärd was killed in battle, but his wife remained on the battlefield, taking care of wounded soldiers.
Kenraali Falkenhorst tervehtii lottia ja Siilasvuo autossa
Kuva Lahdenpohjan ilmavalvontatornista, jossa kuvattiin ilmavalvontalottia. Kuvassa ilmavalvontalotta Ellen Kiuru.
I dunno who this beauty is, but she sure is of master race traits.
>"Most"... Probably all
Any soldier caught raping was shot on site in the German army. Even the rumour a soldier raping was enough to send him in the first wave of attack.