I Swear

(Photo: "The Motherland Is Calling," Mother Russia holds the Red Army Oath of Allegiance.) As soon as Lily and the others who volunteered for the women's regiments arrived at the military air training base in Engels, their hair was cut and they swore the soldiers' oath, which was long and awfully demanding. Let's compare the... Continue Reading →

The Soldier’s Oath

(Photo: "The Motherland Is Calling," Mother Russia holds the Red Army Oath of Allegiance.) As soon as Lily and the others who volunteered for the women's regiments arrived at the military air training base in Engels, their hair was cut and they swore the soldiers' oath, which was long and awfully demanding. Let's compare the... Continue Reading →

The Incident of the Propeller

While in training at the military air force school in Engels in the fall of 1941, Lily got into trouble for balking at getting her hair cut and altering her uniform to make it more flattering. She had spunk, and that could be dangerous. Before the war, people were sent to the Gulag for showing... Continue Reading →

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