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Defending Leningrad: Women Behind Enemy Lines Kazimiera J. Cottam

Defending Leningrad: Women Behind Enemy Lines

Kazimiera J. Cottam

Published August 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781585101573
Paperback
172 pages
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This book includes a remarkable diary of an ordinary Soviet middle-class teenager named Ina Konstantinova, who was transformed by the outbreak of the war and death of her boyfriend. Unlike Anne Frank, the most famous teenage author of a WWII diary,MoreThis book includes a remarkable diary of an ordinary Soviet middle-class teenager named Ina Konstantinova, who was transformed by the outbreak of the war and death of her boyfriend. Unlike Anne Frank, the most famous teenage author of a WWII diary, Ina was to die fighting, after she ran away from home to become a partisan and avenge her boyfriends death. At times Ina served alongside her father- his poignant Story of a Daughter complements her diary. Inas parents were both teachers and members of Soviet intelligentsia. Her comrade-in-arms Masha Poryvayeva, caught and executed by the enemy, was of a working class background.