Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fact of the Day: Roza Shanina

One of World War II's most notable soldiers was the Soviet Union's Roza Shanina. She personally took out 54 German soldiers, which earned her the nickname "the unseen terror of East Prussia". She died in 1945 shortly before the end of of the war by shielding a wounded officer.  

17 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds like a modern day Valkyrie.

Kay said...

What an incredible woman!!!

Margaret D said...

Nice looking women, and very brave.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

We are the best.. ja. .So interesting.. A regard

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

One tough cookie!

DEZMOND said...

Russian had millions of amazing heroes in both world wars!

DeniseinVA said...

One of those who gave all for her country in time of war.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow...now that's an amazing woman.

Pat Hatt said...

Damn, wouldn't want to get on her bad side

A Beer for the Shower said...

Even with that smile she looked like quite the bad ass.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I think I heard about her in the film " Enemy at the gates "; very interesting post. Kisses:)

Christine said...

wow what a hero.

Unknown said...

Wow!!! Really a hero woman!!

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Mama Zen said...

Wow! I can't believe that I've never heard of her.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Now that's a hard core chick right there! A real warrior!

Caro * said...

Very interessant fact. A hero woman :)

Chris Clash said...

I had never heard of her, thanks !