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Women in World War II: On the Home Front and Beyond


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Community #1 Posted 08 March 2015 - 11:07 AM

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The Challenger celebrates International Women's Day by looking back at their role in World War II.

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TINI06 #2 Posted 08 March 2015 - 11:32 AM

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Any girls playin' wot? :D

hantorat #3 Posted 08 March 2015 - 11:57 AM

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You are systematicly forgeting that in ww2 two countries had the biggest and with the most impact on the war rebel armys.

you mention one but not the other.

you are systematicly forgeting the Greek rebel army.(and large amount of rebels were women)

The Greek rebel army and the Yogoslav rebel army were the biggest and one of the most importand in the Balkans.

Read the history for  once before you post an article !!!!!!!!!



Kuscka #4 Posted 08 March 2015 - 12:03 PM

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View PostTINI06, on 08 March 2015 - 12:32 PM, said:

Any girls playin' wot? :D

 

Yes, there are girls playing WoT and WoWP's:harp:

thewolfpack #5 Posted 08 March 2015 - 12:13 PM

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Thank you for this article. +1

Preferans #6 Posted 08 March 2015 - 12:28 PM

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I just wanted to say that I expect in next patch a women voices!!! I have women crew, but no voices, so hope you gonna fix that!!!

ivaylo #7 Posted 08 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

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Your photo for german women in WW II is not correct that are again soviet women photo.

TheR3dBaron #8 Posted 08 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

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Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once ...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4I9DMSvJxg


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AngelofAwe #9 Posted 08 March 2015 - 01:25 PM

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I'd also like the Finnish women in "Lotta Svärd" to be remembered for their service. While they didn't participate in actual combat duties they had a huge role on the home front and especially in freeing up men for the front.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotta_Sv%C3%A4rd

 

"By 1944 it included 242,000 volunteers, the largest voluntary auxiliary organisation in the world, while the total population of Finland was less than four million."



Catov #10 Posted 08 March 2015 - 01:34 PM

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Time to let us put women crew with women voices in our tanks, not only by the long missions way.

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View PostPreferans, on 08 March 2015 - 11:28 AM, said:

I just wanted to say that I expect in next patch a women voices!!! I have women crew, but no voices, so hope you gonna fix that!!!

View PostCatov, on 08 March 2015 - 12:34 PM, said:

Time to let us put women crew with women voices in our tanks, not only by the long missions way.

 

Please be assured that we've noted this feedback down, but when we get more info on whether the women voices for the in-game Crew will be implemented - we will make sure to let you guys know.:)



Bloodstainer #12 Posted 08 March 2015 - 01:53 PM

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View Posthantorat, on 08 March 2015 - 11:57 AM, said:

You are systematicly forgeting that in ww2 two countries had the biggest and with the most impact on the war rebel armys.

you mention one but not the other.

you are systematicly forgeting the Greek rebel army.(and large amount of rebels were women)

The Greek rebel army and the Yogoslav rebel army were the biggest and one of the most importand in the Balkans.

Read the history for  once before you post an article !!!!!!!!!

Rage much? Its an article about women, not nationalities, of course they wouldn't mention every single country which had females fighting for their rebel cause. 

View PostPreferans, on 08 March 2015 - 12:28 PM, said:

I just wanted to say that I expect in next patch a women voices!!! I have women crew, but no voices, so hope you gonna fix that!!!

^ Yeah this ^ 

We NEED female voices, for [edited]sake one of the reasons War Thunder is gaining so much popularity is due to the fact that they support modding and third party skins etc. Its very difficult to compete with that with a closed system, but if you're going to be the first to add female crew members at least make sure that they're having female voices.



CountOfTuscany #13 Posted 08 March 2015 - 02:09 PM

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View Posthantorat, on 08 March 2015 - 11:57 AM, said:

You are systematicly forgeting that in ww2 two countries had the biggest and with the most impact on the war rebel armys.

you mention one but not the other.

you are systematicly forgeting the Greek rebel army.(and large amount of rebels were women)

The Greek rebel army and the Yogoslav rebel army were the biggest and one of the most importand in the Balkans.

Read the history for  once before you post an article !!!!!!!!!

 

Please post the links to some scientific articles about this matter (scientific, not semi-scientific). No nationalistic bigotry crap please, everyone can come up with that.

 

 

On topic:

I think I've read before that the Soviets put woman in to sniper positions and machinegun positions, because they were more timid so they could fire more accurately or something. Is this right?



Skunk_workz #14 Posted 08 March 2015 - 02:27 PM

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View Posthantorat, on 08 March 2015 - 10:57 AM, said:

You are systematicly forgeting that in ww2 two countries had the biggest and with the most impact on the war rebel armys.

you mention one but not the other.

you are systematicly forgeting the Greek rebel army.(and large amount of rebels were women)

The Greek rebel army and the Yogoslav rebel army were the biggest and one of the most importand in the Balkans.

Read the history for  once before you post an article !!!!!!!!!

Blimey; do you really want Richard to name every country.....Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Italy, Sicily, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Philippians, Burma.....get the picture.



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View PostKuscka, on 08 March 2015 - 12:03 PM, said:

 

WoWP's:harp:

Please dont mention that "thing" on this forum ever again.



Kuscka #16 Posted 08 March 2015 - 02:46 PM

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View PostCountOfTuscany, on 08 March 2015 - 03:09 PM, said:

 

On topic:

I think I've read before that the Soviets put woman in to sniper positions and machinegun positions, because they were more timid so they could fire more accurately or something. Is this right?

Read "Red Sniper on the Eastern Front" author Joseph Pilyushin.

 

Just to add to your comment, the positions weren't given to women. How it worked there weren't enough weapons, thus you would take from your fallen mate, and proofed to be worthy of that weapon.  Which came down to the fact that women time and time again proofed to be patient and had the tenacity to be snipers. Male and female fought side by side for their country.



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Richard, nice article mate.  I can so relate to this; my mother use to work at the BTH (British Thomson-Houston), in Rugby.  As part of their war effort they also produced armour piercing bullets, it was my mothers job to batch weigh the bullets through specific gravity tests.

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View PostSrle_Vigilante, on 08 March 2015 - 03:44 PM, said:

Please dont mention that "thing" on this forum ever again.

 

Who are you? Another gamer with a bee in the bonnet?

CountOfTuscany #19 Posted 08 March 2015 - 03:48 PM

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View PostKuscka, on 08 March 2015 - 02:46 PM, said:

Read "Red Sniper on the Eastern Front" author Joseph Pilyushin.

 

Just to add to your comment, the positions weren't given to women. How it worked there weren't enough weapons, thus you would take from your fallen mate, and proofed to be worthy of that weapon.  Which came down to the fact that women time and time again proofed to be patient and had the tenacity to be snipers. Male and female fought side by side for their country.

 

Ah, I get it. Thanks for your reply!

Thrael7 #20 Posted 08 March 2015 - 05:01 PM

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View PostCountOfTuscany, on 08 March 2015 - 03:09 PM, said:

 

Please post the links to some scientific articles about this matter (scientific, not semi-scientific). No nationalistic bigotry crap please, everyone can come up with that.

 

Funny thing, a nationalist bigot who would like women of the left guerilla army mentioned in this article... You are a funny guy... Oh wait, I forgot about the historical links you can't possibly find yourself...

Well... :facepalm:

 

P.S. I mention only those women beside the thousands of others who helped with supplies and aiding the front.


Edited by Thrael7, 08 March 2015 - 05:05 PM.





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