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A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

Elizabethe Wein.
Item #: D12528
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 388 / 2020
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
ISBN: 9780062453037
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In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment—nicknamed the "night witches"—helped to turn the tide against German forces. Packed with black and white photos and fascinating sidebars, this gripping history for young adult readers by the author of Code Name Verity tells the story of a thousand young women (and more than a few teenage girls) who wanted to take flight to defend their country, and the woman who brought them together in the sky.


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