- Title: Red Sky, Black Death: A Soviet Woman Pilot's Memoir of the Eastern Front
- Author: A.A. Timofeeva-Egorova
- ISBN: 9780893573553
- Page: 339
- Format: Paperback
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, YegoBorn 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 riasing 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.
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While the United States was wasting time arguing over whether or not women should even be allowed to ferry aircraft on the mainland, Russia had women flying in combat and this is the story of one of their amazing women. Anna's memoir begins before the war when she joins the communist movement and leaves her home (a farm) to find a job in Moscow. She takes a job working in the underground mine building Moscow's first subway. One day, Anna is deeply inspired and goes from the dark underbelly of th [...]
An amazing memoir. Anna Yegorova trained as a pilot before World War II (after working as a miner and helping to build the Moscow Metro), and after the onset of war basically blustered her way into the ranks of the Air Force through sheer determination. I think I find the stories of her courier flight days, in a wooden biplane skimming the treetops through snowstorms, getting shot down and leaping out of the burning plane and delivering her military package on foot, more dumbfounding than her la [...]
Fascinating memoir of Anna Yegorova, a woman Soviet pilot during WW2. What jumped out at me, first of all, is the degree to which personal relationships formed her motivation for fighting, and her world view entirely. Much like soldiers of other places and times, the personal connection with the people she fought with seems to be her #1 concern, and the lens through which she processes what is happening.Of course, she is a firm believer in the communist cause (all the more interesting, since thi [...]
As a source of stories and ideas, is there anything that can compare to World War II? Its scale and impact was so monumental, it seems every type of conflict affecting people from all walks of life and all corners of the world, every moral dimension and literary archetype can be drawn from the real life experiences of the war. For a time period that has been covered as extensively as it has been by our popular culture over the past six decades, there still seem to be limitless supplies of new an [...]
"Red Sky, Black Death". Anna Timofeyeva Yegorova. 2009. A tender and heartfelt, humbly written memoir of a Russian, combat pilot. Young, patriotic Anya Yegovona relentlessly drives herself to confront the "Hitlerit" invaders. Although the totalitarian regime under which she fights for is nearly as dangerous as the Nazi enemy, her commitment never waivers. Her brother is wrongfully sentenced to ten years in a Siberian prison camp. Her future husband is exiled and she herself is later imprisoned a [...]
I really enjoyed this historical snapshot of World War 2 told narrated through the personal diaries of the first female Russian fighter pilot. The writing style was so realistic and natural, it transports you back to the 1940s and you feel as though you are on the battlefield. This remarkable story stirs up strong feelings of nationalism and patriotism as Anna Yegorova sets the shining example of what every soldier should be. For all you feminists out there that vehemently support women in comba [...]
Really interesting memoir. Would love to read a fully translated edition that hadn't been shortened.
Riveting and inspiring story, with some truly poetic language and details from Yegorova's life. I would have loved to read more details from the time after she was shot down, and could possibly have done with a little bit less military detail and toeing-the-party-line, but I'm sure those choices reflect the author's own preferences.
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