Essay Topic

In my essay, I will be discussing women that were involved in combat during World War II, primarily as snipers in the Soviet Union. Women as young as seventeen signed up as snipers on the Eastern Front. The reason for this is because of the principle of communism: everyone was equal, therefore, gender in combat did not matter. In America, while the men were off fighting, industries hired women in traditionally masculine jobs. Women in America also served in military units in the Women’s Army Corps and in the US Navy as WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service); more than 86,000 women had volunteered (Hist, 421).

Vanessa Rodriguez, Section 1, Group 3

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