fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII.  A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forced when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier so as to put her badass shooting talents to good use.  She went on to record 309 kills, making her the most successful female sniper in history.  After she was wounded in battle, Pavlichenko traveled to the United States where female reporters told her her uniform made her look fat, because they could not comprehend her magnitude of awesome.  She went on to train other snipers to be as hardcore as her, and eventually became a historian.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII.  A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forced when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier so as to put her badass shooting talents to good use.  She went on to record 309 kills, making her the most successful female sniper in history.  After she was wounded in battle, Pavlichenko traveled to the United States where female reporters told her her uniform made her look fat, because they could not comprehend her magnitude of awesome.  She went on to train other snipers to be as hardcore as her, and eventually became a historian.

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