The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
Партизанка украинского отряда которым командовал И.Цендровский , О. Махеда С первых дней оккупации Житомирщины до освобождения она прошла с отрядом его славный боевой путь .
A colour image of Lyudmila Pavlichenko.
After being wounded by a motar round Pavlichenko was sent to Canada and the USA in 1942 and during a speech in Chicago she made this statement,
“Gentlemen, I am 25 years old and I have killed 309 fascist occupants by now. Don’t you think, gentlemen, that you have been hiding behind my back for too long?!”
What a woman.
Enlisted at 48 years of age after a stint as a shooting instructor.
122 facist kills.Starting in Leningrad.
She was one of 3 Soviet women in WWII who was awarded all 3 classes of the Order of Glory.
Nina Petrova personally trained more then 500 snipers. Being older then most her war comrades she was often called "Mama Nina". Her comrades admired her stamina and courage.
Her two children also served in thje Soviet Army during WW2.
She was killed in a motor accident in May 1945.
I will leave the research to you. A hint, this young lady was a scout, was awarded 3 Orders of Red Star. Last one was for a heavy wound
There are some photos of this boy:
Doh, wrong photo gents, sorry. I was referring to Adel Litvinenko
WOW! busy women, interesting