Russia's anti-Nazi women's sniper unit, colorized


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/30/russias-anti-nazi-womens-s.html


#2

Pet Peeve Alert 1): Not a unit of the “Russian Army”. At that time, a unit of The Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army (Russian: Рабоче-крестьянская Красная армия; РККА, or Raboche-krest’yanskaya Krasnaya armiya: RKKA, frequently shortened in Russian to Красная aрмия; KA, in English: Red Army. It was the army and the air force of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

1) I know, I know… But then again, it’s not that much of an effort to get these things right, isn’t it?


#3

Much like the PLA is not the army for the PROC, the nation, but is specifically the army of the CCP.


#4

My favorite were the Nachthexen:


#5

love these pics! read a huge amount on soviet women units doing research for a tv show on the night witches https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Witches
this is the trailer from the not bad Russian Ukrainian co-production [don’t expect to see more of those ha] of battle of Sevastopol which is the story of the sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko who killed over 300 enemy soldiers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh9mTLqW1O4

if any one is really into this i have a large reading list if interested
also worth fallowing the ypj female kurdish army a modern version of this


#6

Russia’s anti-Nazi women’s sniper unit,

Very nice, very very nice.


#7

The next time someone complains about not hitting things with their Mosin-Nagant, point them to these ladies.


#8

Beautiful, and powerful. I think pics like these really benefit from a professional colorizing, making them feel much more modern and relateable.


#9

I never used the term “Russian Army” which you put in quotations as if I did. “Soviet” would have indeed been better, but I believe that much of Europe colloquially still called Operation Barbarossa the Russian Campaign (e.g., Rußlandfeldzug) or the Russian Front (which I always prefer because of its use in Hogan’s Heroes).


#10

I will never forgive Stalin for changing the badass name to the rather ho hum name of Soviet Army in 1946.


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