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    Since we've been compiling some worthwile memoirs...

    Since we've been compiling some worthwile memoirs some time ago here's another VERY good one: Red sniper on the eastern front by Joseph Pilyushin. It is for me personally among the better memoirs....
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    For those interested in online memoirs; Artem...

    For those interested in online memoirs; Artem Drabkin, author of many memoirs collected on this website many stories from veterans. Very interesting reading material for those who can't get enough...
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    Here's a few I really enjoyed recently: Red...

    Here's a few I really enjoyed recently:

    Red Star under the Baltic - Victor Korzh
    Red Army sniper - Yevgeni Nikolaev
    From Leningrad to Hungary - Evgenii D. Moniushko
    Red Partisan - Nikolai I...
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    I have some 30-35 Soviet memoirs now, some which...

    I have some 30-35 Soviet memoirs now, some which are good and interesting and some less interesting (dull written or perhaps lost in translation). This one I unfortunately have not....yet haha. Will...
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    Krylova's book has some interesting fragments but...

    Krylova's book has some interesting fragments but in general it is not worth buying in my opinion. Too much text is spend on gender differences and the role of women in the Red Army and how the Red...
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    Came across this colourised photo of a female...

    Came across this colourised photo of a female artillery soldier:

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    And although not really artillery but here is Aleksandra Samusenko, commander of a T-34:

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    Another female...
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    Tamara Sycheva used to be nurse but was...

    Tamara Sycheva used to be nurse but was transferred to artillery and eventually became platoon commander. She wrote her memoires named "Following My Heart's Calling".
    So yes, women did serve in...
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