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Amazonians of the Volga? – “Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943” – Antony Beevor

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments · War, WW2

The panzer troops were horrified when they found that they had been firing at women. Few members of the Sixth Army seem to have heard about the Sarmatae of the lower Volga – an interbreed of Scythians and Amazons, according to Herodotus – who allowed their women to take part in war.

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