SOSC 3130 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Carina Round, Drill

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Women and work in world war ii (1939 1945) Historical bg to wwii: britain (churchill) not prepared for war; france invaded by germans 1940, germany (hitler) invades soviet union 1941; russia (stalin) fights back & germany withdrew july 1943 from eastern front. Italy (mussolini), 1940 invades greece: usa (roosevelt) isolationist until japan bombed pearl harbor, 1941; usa enters war; d- Day 1944 normandy, france; allies defeat germans 1945: atomic bombs in japan 1945; ends in pacific. Russian women in combat: nearly one million soviet women took up arms and served on the front lines of world. War ii as anti-aircraft gunners, snipers, partisan guerillas and even fighter pilots. More than simply providing the red army with an unanticipated boost in numbers, female troops eventually earned a reputation as some of the fiercest fighters on the eastern. Front. from: evan andrews, 8 things you should know about the eastern front of. Holocaust: killed jewish, homo/gay, etc. in detainment camps.

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