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Heroes, Lovers, Victims — Partisan Girls during the Great Fatherland War

Heroes, Lovers, Victims — Partisan Girls during the Great Fatherland War Juliane Furst An analysis of documents from the spetsotdel of the former Komsomol Archive The most famous names in Soviet partisan mythology belong to young girls. Zoia Kosmodem’ianskaia, Liza Chaikina, Ania Lisitsina, Marite Mel’nikaite and Zinaida Portnova were barely old enough to be enlisted […]

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Quarterly Report on Women and the Military: “The weakest link”: women in two Dutch peacekeeping units

“The weakest link”: women in two Dutch peacekeeping units – Articles Liora Sion abstract The aim of this article is to examine the experience of the Dutch female peacekeepers that serve in Bosnia and Kosovo and to analyze the ways in which they are envisaged and treated by their male peers and how they view […]

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Quarterly Report on Women and the Military: Women in the Russian Armed Forces: A Marriage of Convenience?

Women in the Russian Armed Forces: A Marriage of Convenience? – Statistical Data Included Jennifer G. Mathers `History demonstrates that the number of women in the armed forces increases when society is in extreme conditions. The current situation in Russia exactly corresponds to that definition … In such a situation it is completely intolerable to […]

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Quarterly Report on Women and the Military: The feminine essence and France’s National Revolution

The feminine essence and France’s National Revolution – Book Review Rebecca Pulju Francine Muel-Dreyfus. Vichy and the Eternal Feminine: A Contribution to a Political Sociology of Gender. Translated by Kathleen A. Johnson. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001. x + 388 pp. Photos, notes, index. $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8223-2777-5; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 0-8223-2774-0. In Vichy and […]

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Quarterly Report on Women and the Military: Bibliographies of women and the military in history

Bibliographies of women and the military in history – Bibliography Reina Pennington Ancient / Late Antiquity Baron, Salo Wittmayer. A social and religious history of the Jews. 2nd, rev. and enl. ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1952. Blashfield, Jean F. Hellraisers, Heroines, and Holy Women. New York: Superlative House, 1981. Blok, Josine H. The […]

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Quarterly Report on Women and the Military: Band of sisters: the Amazon light cavalry

Band of sisters: the Amazon light cavalry – Book Review Bob Gross Steven Pressfield. Last of the Amazons. New York: Doubleday, 2002. 396 pp. Map, author’s notes. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-385-50098-X. I’ve never been an Amazon but Steven Pressfield sure made me feel like one. In Last of the Amazons he schooled me in their […]

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Quarterly Report on Women and the Military: Frauleins and soldiers

Frauleins and soldiers – Book Review Richard A. Voeltz Maria Hohn. GIs and Frauleins: The German American Encounter in 1950s West Germany. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xiii + 337 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-8078-2706-1; $22.50 (paper), ISBN 0-8078-5375-5. Rather Werner Fassbinders’ film The Marriage of Maria […]

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Quarterly Report on Women and the Military: Growing up as a global nomad

Growing up as a global nomad – Book Review Josette Dermody Wingo Morten G. Ender, ed. Military Brats and Other Global Nomads: Growing Up in Organization Families. Westport and London: Praeger, 2002. 253 pp. Tables, notes, bibliographical references, index. $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-275-97266-6. There are forty thousand Americans in Saudi Arabia as of the latest […]

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Women in the Hungarian Armed Forces

Women in the Hungarian Armed Forces Judit Bolgar The number of professional and contractual female soldiers in the Hungarian Armed Forces increased annually during the 1990s. The growth in the number of female soldiers in ensign and junior officer positions was especially noteworthy. Presently women make almost 25 percent of the officers and ensign force. […]

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Quarterly Report on Women and the Military: Donna M. Dean. Deep Six: a Novel of Life, Death, Deception, and Betrayal

Donna M. Dean. Deep Six: a Novel of Life, Death, Deception, and Betrayal Amy Efaw Palo Alto: Palo Alto Press, 2001. 208 pp. Index. $14.95 (paper) 1-8899-0119-9. Great Characters, Weak Story Deep Six is a novel that unfolds during the late 1940’s in Marin City, California. It follows the course of a friendship developed between […]