World War: Do Women Fight?

Last week the Russians made two statements about women in war. One concerned Russian women, and was true. The other concerned German women, and was good propaganda.

Amazons. Broadcasting from Washington, Mme. Constantine Oumansky, wife of the Soviet Ambassador to the U.S., flatly denied that women were fighting in the Red Army. This was no propaganda ghost-laying. All women who are attached to the Red Army are technicians, radio operators, cooks, messengers, engineers, drivers—and are no more formidable than Britain's ATS, WAAFS and WRENS, who do exactly the same jobs, and who also wear uniforms. There are no female combat privates in...

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