Defending the Motherland

Drawing on original interviews with surviving airwomen, Lyuba Vinogradova weaves together the untold stories of the female Soviet fighter pilots of the Second World War.

Author: Lyuba Vinogradova

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857051946

Category: History

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Plucked from every background, and led by an N.K.V.D. Major, the new recruits who boarded a train in Moscow on 16th October 1941 to go to war had much in common with millions of others across the world. What made the 586th Fighter Regiment, the 587th Heavy-bomber Regiment and the 588th Regiment of light night-bombers unique was their gender: the Soviet Union was creating the first all-female active combat units in modern history. Drawing on original interviews with surviving airwomen, Lyuba Vinogradova weaves together the untold stories of the female Soviet fighter pilots of the Second World War. From that first train journey to the last tragic disappearance, Vinogradova's panoramic account of these women's lives follows them from society balls to unmarked graves, from landmark victories to the horrors of Stalingrad. Battling not just fearsome Aces of the Luftwaffe but also patronising prejudice from their own leaders, women such as Lilya Litvyak and Ekaterina Budanova are brought to life by the diaries and recollections of those who knew them, and who watched them live, love, fight and die.

Summary of World Broadcasts

As Lenin emphasised , it should be realised that one country ' s struggle to
defend the motherland from external aggressors soon after revolution is a class
war or class struggle at the international level . In other words , it means that even
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Daily Report

... frequently conduct lively and effective education, as well as the necessary
training, to constantly enhance their concept of defense, and to firmly foster the
idea that citizens should fulfill the duty of defending the motherland when
necessary.

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China Report

Under this general principle, a strategic shift has been effected in the guidelines
for army and national defense building. ... whole army withstood the test of the
country's historical change and made significant contributions to the motherland.

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Hsinhua Selected News Items

Hu Yeh - tao went to company headqựarters and said : “ I want to go to the front
to defend the motherland . " The company commander said : " The front is the
battle ground for defending the motherland , but here we also are defending it .

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Daily Report

Within a week , 300,000 youths applied to join the shock youth force for building
and defending the motherland . Le Van Luong , Political Bureau member of the
Communist Party Central Committee and secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee
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Survey of China Mainland Press

Guarding day and night the coastal front of the motherland, the broad masses of
PLA commanders and fighters joined the local masses in merrymaking,
celebrating the victories won in the defense and construction of coastal areas in
the past ...

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The Constitution

I think after the presentations are made here , you will be obliged to conclude , as
we have , that what the Soviets really are interested in The Soviet Union is
fundamentally committed to the idea of defending the motherland against nuclear
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All for the Front

Instead , Western and contemporary Russian scholars conflate the idea of
defending the motherland with the expression of Russian nationalism , just as the
official historians of the Soviet period equated passion for the rodina with love for
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Author: Richard Joseph Brody

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Beijing Review

The Constitution of the People's Republic of China (PRC) clearly specifies the
tasks of the armed forces of the PRC as being to consolidate national defense,
resist aggression, defend the motherland, safeguard the people's peaceful labor,
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Union Research Service

We must heighten our vigilance and defend the motherland , carry out vigorous
training , make strict demands on our selves , strive to raise the political quality
and combat techniques of the armed forces , and make new contributions to ...

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Strategic Digest

... the greater extent the martyrs who heroically dedicated their of our Army's
combined arms operations ; the lives to the revolutionary wars , to the cause of
establishment of reserve service units ; the defending the motherland and
building up ...

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Peking Review

We will always bear in mind Chairman Mao ' s teachings on class struggle and
fight to defend the fruits of our victory . Herdsmen on ... Taiwan Province , the
sacred territory of the great motherland , must be liberated , they said . The Red
Army ...

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Survey of People s Republic of China Press

In the past years of fighting , the broad masses of frontier guards of the Inner
Mongolia Military District who defended the northern borders of our motherland
day and night firmly bore in mind Chairman Mao's instructions on frontier defense
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Active Defense

What changes in China’s modern defense policy reveal about military organizations and strategy Active Defense offers the first systematic look at China’s military strategy from the mid-twentieth century to today.

Author: M. Taylor Fravel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691210330

Category: History

Page: 396

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What changes in China’s modern defense policy reveal about military organizations and strategy Active Defense offers the first systematic look at China’s military strategy from the mid-twentieth century to today. Exploring the range and intensity of threats that China has faced, M. Taylor Fravel illuminates the nation’s past and present military goals, and offers a rich set of cases for deepening the study of how and why states alter their defense policies.

Defense of Japan

A . Union of Soviet Socialist Republics The Constitution of the Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics ( USSR ) states in Article 31 that , “ the defense of the socialist
motherland is one of the most important functions of the state and the concern of
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FBIS Report

The whistle of the bullets has died down and peace reigns in the countryside and
the villages . But Afghanistan ' s Armed Forces remain vigilant and in a state of
readiness selflessly to defend the motherland and the peaceful life of the people .

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