Lady Death by Lyudmila Pavlichenko audiobook

Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper

By Lyudmila Pavlichenko
Translated by David Foreman
Foreword by Martin Pelger
Edited by Alla Igorevna Begunova
Read by Emily Durante

Tantor Audio 9781784382704

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781977312723

  • ISBN: 9781977312723

Runtime: 14.23 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In June 1941, when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, Lyudmila Pavlichenko left her university studies and ignored the offer of a position as a nurse to become one of Soviet Russia's 2000 female snipers.

Less than a year later she had 309 recorded kills, including twenty-nine enemy sniper kills. She was withdrawn from active duty after being injured. She was also regarded as a key heroic figure for the war effort.

She spoke at rallies in Canada and the U.S., and the folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote a song, "Killed By A Gun," about her exploits. Her U.S. trip included a tour of the White House with FDR. In November 1942 she visited Coventry and accepted donations of £4,516 from Coventry workers to pay for three X-ray units for the Red Army. She also visited a Birmingham factory as part of her fundraising tour.

She never returned to combat but trained other snipers. After the war, she finished her education at Kiev University and began a career as a historian. She died on October 10, 1974 at age fifty-eight, and was buried in Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pavlichenko’s skills with a rifle are matched in this magnificent memoir by her abilities as a writer…Arguably the finest account of sniping during World War II.” Adrian Gilbert, author of Challenge of Battle

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Author Bio: Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Author Bio: Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Lyudmila Pavlichenko was one of the top scoring snipers of World War II, with 309 recorded kills. She died on October 10th, 1974.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English