Wednesday Video – Shoot to Kill: A Female Sniper of WWII

Lidiya Gudovantseva of the Soviet Union defies all gender norms and military stereotypes by demonstrating that women, too, could be snipers. At only 18 years old, she volunteered for this dangerous job in 1942. She was awarded the Order of the Red Star for her extraordinary service, recording a total of 76 kills.

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