Women in the Soviet Army in World War II? Let Me Count the Ways

Recently a fascinating story about a real life woman warrior appeared in the Wall Street Journal. To summarize the story: Ukranian-born Olha Tverdokhlibova fought against the Germans in World War Two. She was a skilled markswoman, served as a scout behind German lines, fought her way to Berlin with the Red Army, and was highly…

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In which I recommend a newsletter

I recently subscribed to a newsletter that I eagerly read each time it appears in my email in-box.* I am not sure what led me to World War II on Deadline —my guess is that someone linked to an issue on Twitter. Whatever the path, I was immediately hooked. The newsletter, and the website behind…

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Across the Minefields is out!

[Warning: Blatant self promotion ahead]   Last July I had a writing predicament. I had signed a contract to write my book about Sigrid Schultz, but the archives I needed to access were closed thanks to the pandemic and no one knew when they would re-open.* In order to fill the gap, I agreed to…

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