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Red sky, black death : a Soviet woman pilot's memoir of the Eastern Front

Author: Тимофеева-Егорова, А. А. ; A A Timofeeva-Egorova
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Slavica Publishers, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Born in a tiny village amidst revolution and civil war, Anna Yegorova came of age during the grimmest years of Soviet power. An optimistic and resolute young patriot, she saw hope and vision in the nascent superpower's ideology. She volunteered to help build Moscow. And she took to the skies and learned to fly. But when Germany's 1941 invasion shook Russia to its core, Yegorova joined her fellow pilots in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Soviet
Biography
Named Person: A A Timofeeva-Egorova; A A Timofeeva-Egorova
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Тимофеева-Егорова, А. А. ; A A Timofeeva-Egorova
ISBN: 9780893573553 0893573558
OCLC Number: 237886840
Notes: Includes one folded map in pocket.
Description: xxx, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A deception of sunlight and mist --
Land of our fathers --
Moscow --
Volodovo --
Dizzy with success --
Underground --
Red gates --
From the mine to the sky --
A partisan character --
First flight --
I am a pilot --
The trousseau --
Into the abyss --
False accusation --
Himself --
Kokkinaki --
Daughter, you'll fall! --
Girls, it's war --
Closer to the front --
An internal compass --
Abandoned --
The thief --
We'll meet again after victory! --
The greenhorn --
The devil's fellow --
A pilot for the general --
The party --
Order of the Red Banner --
A hooligan on the road --
A perfect hell --
Order 227 : "Not a step backwards!" --
To the penalty battalion --
The flying tank --
Not a woman --
a combat pilot --
Black death --
News from Stalingrad --
Only for you --
Wing to wing --
The Taman Peninsula --
First battle --
Tit Kirilovich --
Pyotr Karev --
The blue line --
A "dame" on a ship --
My tail-gunner --
Herotown --
Thank you, my friend "Ilyusha" --
The weightlifter --
"This is 'Birch tree' ... how do you read?" --
A father's gift --
Death of the commander --
On to Poland --
Shot down --
Prisoner of war --
The Russian doctor --
Help me, sister! --
Liberation --
SMERSH --
The colonel's courtship --
A reliable fortuneteller --
Epilogue : (The survivor's can't believe they are alive).
Other Titles: I︠A︡--"Bereza"--Kak slyshite meni︠a︡?
Responsibility: Anna Timofeyeva-Yegorova ; translated by Margarita Ponomaryova & Kim Green ; edited by Kim Green.

Abstract:

"Born in a tiny village amidst revolution and civil war, Anna Yegorova came of age during the grimmest years of Soviet power. An optimistic and resolute young patriot, she saw hope and vision in the nascent superpower's ideology. She volunteered to help build Moscow. And she took to the skies and learned to fly. But when Germany's 1941 invasion shook Russia to its core, Yegorova joined her fellow pilots in the bloodiest war zone in human history, flying hair-raising reconnaissance missions in a wooden biplane. She became a flight leader in the famously deadly "Shturmovik" ground-attack aircraft, guiding her comrades in furious air battles along the Southern front. Eventually shot down and captured near Warsaw, Yegorova survived five months in a Nazi concentration camp. After the war, she was welcomed home with suspicion and persecution by the notorious Soviet secret police. Amid the epic catastrophe of Russia's "Great Patriotic War" and her own personal tragedies, Yegorova's story is also one of joy, camaraderie among soldiers and pilots and the quiet satisfaction of defending one's country, all against a backdrop of love for the freedom of flight. In 1965, Yegorova was awarded the illustrious "Hero of the Soviet Union", then Moscow's highest honor"--Page 4 of cover.

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