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In June 1941, the Axis powers launched an ill-fated invasion of Russia. The 3 million soldiers that swarmed the Russian border overwhelmed the Soviet defenses.…

Lydia Litvyak was a Soviet flight instructor who had trained 45 pilots by the time the Germans invaded the Soviet Union. She began flying when…

In the Second World War, about 800,000 women of the Soviet Union took part. Most of them served in hospitals and communications units or as…

Soviet women played a major role in World War II  on the Eastern Front. While most women worked in the industry, agriculture, transport, and other…

Soviet women played a major role in World War II  on the Eastern Front. While most women worked in the industry, agriculture, transport, and other…

Soviet women played a major role in World War II  on the Eastern Front. While most women worked in the industry, agriculture, transport, and other…

Soviet women played a major role in World War II  on the Eastern Front. While most women worked in the industry, agriculture, transport, and other…

Soviet women played a major role in World War II  on the Eastern Front. While most women worked in the industry, agriculture, transport, and other…

Soviet women played a major role in World War II  on the Eastern Front. While most women worked in the industry, agriculture, transport, and other…

Soviet women played a major role in World War II  on the Eastern Front. While most women worked in the industry, agriculture, transport, and other…

These are 8 facts every history buff must know about the Eastern Front of World War Two. WWII’s Eastern Front, between June 1941 to May 1945 – Nazi Germany under…