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Svetlana Karlin wrote:In the Soviet Union young, unmarried and childless women were drafted during WWII.
Treve wrote:I am curious as to why the Soviet Women Rifle unit was not deployed in combat.
Art wrote:BTW there are examples of Soviet women military personnel sentenced to terms in penal (infantry) units. For those reading Russian:
As far as I understand that is the only way how non-volunteers could get combat roles on the front-line.
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