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    • Yashka. My Life as Peasant, Officer and Exile
      Maria Botchkareva
      At the outbreak of the First World War the Russian peasant Maria Botchkareva "Yashka" joined the army to fight like a man. After March 1917 she could organize a female combat unit of which was spoken worldwide. In 1918 Yashka reached the U.S. with the utopia of gathering funds to restore a people's army, and so her story was picked up and published by Isaac Don Levine.
      A fundamental witness to the history of women and the history of the First World War.

      Numero pagine 283
      Formato: pdf + epub + mobi
      ISBN 9788897527220 Anno 2013
      National Bibliography Number in fase di assegnazione
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    • Maria Botchkareva
      Maria Botchkareva (1889-1920), contadina russa, combatté sul fronte della prima guerra mondiale con il nome di battaglia di Yashka, e nel 1917 fu al comando di un'unità di combattimento femminile di cui parlò tutta la stampa dell'epoca. Nel 1918 negli USA dettò la sua storia al giornalista russo immigrato Isaac Don Levine (1892-1981). Tornata in Russia organizzò un'unitaria sanitaria rifiutando di combattere nella guerra civile, ma fu egualmente condannata a morte da un tribunale rivoluzionario.
      Maria Botchkareva (1889-1920), a Russian peasant, fought on the front of the First World War with the nom de guerre of Yashka, and in 1917 was in command of a feminine combat unit talked of by all the press of the time. In 1918 in the U.S. she dictated her story to an immigrant Russian journalist, Isaac Don Levine (1892-1981). Back in Russia she organized a medical detachment by refusing to fight in the civil war, but arrested she was sentenced to death by a revolutionary court.
      Russia
      Anno di nascita1889
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    • QUARTA DI COPERTINA
      This book tells the extraordinary story of Maria Botchkareva "Yashka", a peasant girl grown up in Siberia, who at the outbreak of First World War asked and obtained to enlist in the Russian army: not to be one of the many Red Cross nurses, but to be a soldier and fight.
      Yashka fought and distinguished herself at the forefront, so that after the revolution of March 1917 the provisional government of Kerensky allowed her to organize a women combat unit that was talked about by the press around the whole world, and that was submitted to massacre on the battlefield of the last Russian offensive.
      After the dismissal of the remains of her Women’s Battalion of Death and the dissolution of the whole Russian army, Yashka managed to reach the West with the utopia of gathering funds to restore a people's army and to continue the war against Germany. In the United States, in 1918, her story was collected and published by a journalist of Russian origin, Isaac Don Levine.
      It is controversial whether and how the figure of Yashka belongs to the women emancipation movement, as at the time was considered by the same Emmeline Pankhurst, who was a supporter and a friend of Yashka. Indeed Yashka acted instinctively following an unconditional and non-negotiable loyalty to her country, because in this loyalty she found at the same time self-respect and redemption by the deprivations of her experience.
      By telling widely not only the facts, but also her own feelings and motivations, Yashka left us a testimony that rises far above the usual memoirs of war.
      The story of Isaac Don Levine, fallen into oblivion for a long time, is now available again in this ebook, with an afterword by Alberto Palazzi that focuses on the definition of herself that Yashka was looking for in commitment and sacrifice for her country.
    • INDICE DEL LIBRO
      Introduction by Isaac Don Levine (1918)
      Part One – Youth
      I – MY CHILDHOOD OF TOIL
      II – MARRIED AT FIFTEEN
      III – A LITTLE HAPPINESS
      IV – SNARED BY A LIBERTINE GOVERNOR
      V – ESCAPE FROM EXILE AND YASHA
      Part Two – War
      VI – I ENLIST BY THE GRACE OF THE TSAR
      VII – INTRODUCED TO NO MAN’S LAND
      VIII – WOUNDED AND PARALYZED
      IX – EIGHT HOURS IN GERMAN HANDS
      Part Three – Revolution
      X – THE REVOLUTION AT THE FRONT
      XI – I ORGANIZE THE BATTALION OF DEATH
      XII – MY FIGHT AGAINST COMMITTEE RULE
      XIII – THE BATTALION AT THE FRONT
      XIV – AN ERRAND FROM KERENSKY TO KORNILOV
      XV – THE ARMY BECOMES A SAVAGE MOB
      Part Four – Terror
      XVI – BOLSHEVISM ON TOP
      XVII – FACING LENINE AND TROTZKY
      XVIII – CAUGHT IN A BOLSHEVIK DEATH-TRAP
      XIX – SAVED BY A MIRACLE
      XX – BEARING A MESSAGE FROM MY PEOPLE
      Afterword by Alberto Palazzi (2013). Yashka and her self-definition in war
      The text of Isaac Don Levine
      Yashka and self-definition in loyalty to Russia
      Back cover
      Maria Botchkareva