Podcast | The Principles of War Podcast

We look at what drove women in the Soviet Union to fight in the Great Patriotic War and what role Komsomol played in shaping their service.

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As more Western Democratic militaries move towards gender equality, we look at the contribution of Soviet women in WW2. What roles did they perform and how effective were they? Are there insights we can learn for the integration of women into the military today?

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We finish our interview series with Dave Sabben and look at how D Coy training and esprit de corps.

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We look at the factors that made the victory at Long Tan possible – we discuss weapons, training, and culture within D Coy.

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We discuss NVA casualties and the preparations for the defence of Nui Dat.

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