The History Of Lyudmila Pavlichenko

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Christina Dao WCSU 109 3/27/14 Lyudmila Pavlichenko Men never see women fight in the war of World War II, every man thought women don’t have the strenght to go in a combat warfare. Well they were wrong, in World War II a woman name Lyudmila Pavlichenko served from 1941-1953 in the Soviet Union army as being assigned to the Red Army. She first had an option to be a nurse when coming into the military. Lyudmila refuses and wants to be a women to put her foot on the battlefield and fight. So she decided to become a sniper, about 2000 women had become a sniper in the Soviet Union. Even though Lyudmila was the first successful female to become a sniper, she killed over 300 soldiers but was close to the record of 500. What her action shows was that women are capable to fight in the war and females should also be in the front line instead of second class. Her actions will make every women remember her that every female should be part of something such as fighting in the war. How was Lyudmila Pavlichenko able to join the army becoming a sniper shooter in the Soviet Union? Before when Lyudmila Pavlichenko joined the shooting club where she can practice her skills to develop of being the best female sniper. Although as the Germans invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941 Lyudmila quickly joined in the military as her other classmates were to fight the Germans. As Lyudmila joined the military a recruitment officer looked at her saying that she was a perfect model for being part of the army. Lyudmila requested him that she wants to go on the battlefields fighting, all the men laughed as if she was joking. So Lyudmila show her marksmanship certificate to prove him that she’s capable of fighting in the army. The recruitme... ... middle of paper ... ...r sergeant. She later had earned a Golden Star Of The Hero Of The Soviet Union and ranked even higher than a Major class. Also Lyudmila was invited by the United States by president Franklin Roosevelt and visited the US and Canada as a spokesman. Her action is a historical figure for both army and citizens, even though what’s her contribution to the world? Her contribution to the world is being able to show men that women can fight in a war too instead of knitting sweaters or cooking in the kitchen. Lyudmila pushed women in the front line instead of being a second class nurse. Her contribution affected our generation now that we have women fighting in the battlefield, instead of being a nurse they’re using guns in a combat warfare. We salute to our great hero Lyudmila Pavlichenko for helping women being the same line as men and show them we can fight to the death.

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