Coverage Of British Women's Military Service in the Newspapers of the USSR and SovietWomen`s Military Service in British Periodicals of 1941–1945: General Comparative Characteristic
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women, armed forces, Soviet-German war, World War II, Great Britain, USSR

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Zalietok, N. (2022). Coverage Of British Women’s Military Service in the Newspapers of the USSR and SovietWomen`s Military Service in British Periodicals of 1941–1945: General Comparative Characteristic. Scientific Papers of the Vinnytsia Mykhailo Kotsyiubynskyi State Pedagogical University Series History, 38, 98-105.


The aim of the article is to analyse, characterize and compare the features of coverage of the women's service in Great Britain and the USSR during the 1941–1945 in the Soviet and British periodicals, respectively. The research methodology is based on the use of general (analysis and synthesis, induction and deduction, analogy) and special (historical-comparative, chronological) research methods. The method of content analysis was also used to analyse the content of periodicals. The scientific novelty of the paper is that the comparison of mutual coverage in the newspapers of Great Britain and the USSR of the experiences of these countries in recruiting women to serve in the army during 1941–1945 is being studied for the first time. Conclusions. Against the background of unprecedented engagement of women to service in the armed forces during World War II, the mutual publication of materials on each other's experience in this issue was characteristic of both Great Britain and the USSR. Such materials had a lot in common in content and time of publication. For 1941–1943, that was the time of the Soviet-German war, the entry of the USSR into the anti-Hitler coalition, as well as a number of failures of the Allied forces on the fronts of World War II in the newspapers of both countries there is an attempt to create a positive image of women in the armed forces. Whereas the period of 1944–1945, when the advantage in the military campaign has gone to the side the Allied power, was characterized by the curtailment of the practice of covering the experience of women in the armed forces. One of the reasons for this is the reduction in the number of women in the army in both countries, because due to the reduction of losses, the need for personnel has also decreased. In addition, during this period, mutual geopolitical contradictions come to the fore in relations between the allies, which eventually led to the deployment of the Cold War in the next years. At the same time, there were differences in the nature of the coverage of the researched problem in the periodicals of these two states, related to the amount of facts and its reliability.
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