The Soviet Union in World War II

In the Soviet Union during World War II—desperate times—800,000 women reportedly made up at peak about 8% of Soviet forces. Most were medical workers but a few thousand were combatants—anti-aircraft gunners, pilots, snipers, and infantrywomen. War propaganda exaggerated women's exploits to cheer on a devastated society and shame men into fighting harder. But overall, the evidence indicates that the women fought about as well as the men. Nonetheless, as soon as circumstances permitted, women were purged from the Red Army. Even the official estimates make women combatants at their peak fewer than 1% of Soviet combat forces (Goldstein, 2001, pp. 64-72).

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

If Pregnancy Is Something That Frightens You, It's Time To Convert Your Fear Into Joy. Ready To Give Birth To A Child? Is The New Status Hitting Your State Of Mind? Are You Still Scared To Undergo All The Pain That Your Best Friend Underwent Just A Few Days Back? Not Convinced With The Answers Given By The Experts?

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