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Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 6:38 a.m. PST

Taken from my best half stay in hospital. Nothing like true stories to spice things.
Card: teenagers girls came back giving you ( soviet player) the map of nazis rear area positions and supplies. You can have a barrage on them:
Effect roll die, less supplies, command disruption, stop in operation while reshuffling things.
Parnoia attack, killing a few Hiwis and helpers (decrease in intel)…

The story:
One old woman is 89. She is bright, a lot of memories. Roots in Don from cossacks. She being 12 contributed to Stalingrad defence. She and her 14 years old girl friend had relatives on both banks of the Don. One bank was under Germans in town Serafimovitch another one not. The Sov. commandment was in the hut of the girls and they heard that none of the 5 scouts groups returned. So the girls said that they could go to get the information but that caused laughing of the general and other officers.
But they were planning anyway to go to the other German bank to visit grandmother. So they were said to look around and remember without making notes. They two crossed the river came to checking place.
The Germans let them in, they were carrying some food as a gift and the second girl was crying non stop being under stress. The girls stayed a week, walking and looking around, remembering all what had seen. A week later, getting gifts like fruits, veggies, cooked fish they managed to get back to opposite bank of the river. The general burst into tears as did not expect them to be back alive. The girls described all what learned about military vehicles and guns location. The next day there was a lot of shooting from the Sov. side of the Don. A month later the girls being back to Moscow were awarded with the medals for the Defence of Stalingrad.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 6:51 a.m. PST

Cool story! ANd good idea for event card.

emckinney22 Oct 2018 11:00 p.m. PST

Another odd story of a little girl in wartime: link

No heroism in this one, but the whole situation is so bizarre that it's well worth a read, putting aside the bits that are like Das Boot.

FugazzaWithCheese27 Oct 2018 4:39 p.m. PST

If you're into Soviet girl stories, 'War's Unwomanly Face' by Svetlana Alexievich is a must. A real unputdownable consisting of dozens of testimonies of heroism, suffering and sacrifice by Soviet women soldiers.

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