Soviet Army Platoon Commander Yevdokiya Zavaliy
When bombers flattened her village in 1941, she persuaded the commander of a cavalry regiment to take her with them to the front line, claiming to be 18 years old when she was in fact 16. In 1943, she was appointed the one and only female commander of a marines platoon. Her platoon was repeatedly deployed to the forefront of the most intense fighting, where Zavaliy led her men in daring attacks on German lines, taking part in the defense of the Caucasus, the battle for Crimea and ultimately the Soviet expansion across Eastern Europe.
She became so feared by German soldiers that they nicknamed her “Frau Black Death”.
This miniature is cast in white metal* and shipped without a base.
* NOTE ON SAFETY – THIS IS NOT A TOY AND NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 14. CONTAINS SMALL PARTS THAT MAY BE HARMFUL IF CHEWED OR SWALLOWED.
Die Miniatur ist aus Zinn* gegossen und wird ohne Base geliefert.
*ACHTUNG – Wichtiger Sicherheitshinweis: DIES IST KEIN SPIELZEUG. Enthält Kleinteile, die verschluckt werden können. Nicht geeignet für Personen unter 14 Jahren.
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