Women in the War

15 years after the battle of Stalingrad

The battle of Stalingrad caught up to me once again, when I was studying at the university. One night in my sleep I saw a bomb flying towards me, whistling. It seemed that I woke up one second before the explosion. Every night I saw either a bomb or bullets from a machine gun flying at me. I was inspected by medical doctors, my brain was scanned, they...

28 Сентябрь 2015| Barinova Nina Mikhailovna translated by Sonnova Julia

Christmas in Wartime

So despite all the fear, together with these sad things that had happened. we saw yet another Christmas and were lucky to be safe and sound and altogether especially as my father managed to get home on leave from the Navy. Everyone’s hopes and dreams were relying on the New Year when we were desperately hoping that it would bring peace and freedom.

24 Декабрь 2014| Styan Joan

British Women in War

In December 1941 unmarried women aged 19 to 30 found themselves conscripted. They were joined by many more married women who volunteered. Women could chose between a job in industry and the auxiliary services.

3 Ноябрь 2014| Risbey Peter

The Women’s Voluntary Service in Britain

The work quickly diversified and the organisation soon changed its name to the WVS for Civil Defence. The work of the WVS was organised in close cooperation with Government Departments and Local Authorities. One of its first tasks was to evacuate one and a half million children from the big cities to the...

3 Ноябрь 2014| Risbey Peter