This is Lyudmila Pavlichenko. She was one of 2,000 females in the Red Army during WWII and the deadliest female sniper in history with 309 confirmed kills. I did a research project on this amazing and inspiring woman for a colle ge history course but I still get the chills when reading her incredible story. Click on her photo to read it for yourself.
" ‘I am amazed at the kind of questions put to me by the women press correspondents in Washington. Don’t they know there is a war? They asked me silly questions such as do I use powder and rouge and nail polish and do I curl my hair? One reporter even criticized the length of the skirt of my uniform, saying that in America women wear shorter skirts and besides my uniform made me look fat…This made me angry. I wear my uniform with honor. It has the Order of Lenin on it. It has been covered with blood in battle. It is plain to see that with American women what is important is whether they wear silk underwear under their uniforms. What the uniform stands for, they have yet to learn.’ "