Katusha

Girl Soldier of the Great Patriotic War
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Binding:Paperback
Published:March 13, 2019

On Sunday, June 22, 1941, the morning after Katusha’s graduation, the Germans invade the Soviet Union. As enemy forces occupy Kiev, Ukraine, Katusha and her family learn the Nazis are not there to liberate them from harsh communist rule, but to conquer. They discover there is a special danger for the Jews, and in saving her friend Zhenya Gersteinfeld, Katusha finds her whole family in danger. ↵
During the next four years, Katusha experiences the war on the Eastern Front with all its ferocity and hardship: first as a partisan, then as a Red Army tank driver and commander. From Barbarossa to Babi Yar, from Stalingrad to Kursk, from the Dnipro to Berlin, follow the footprints and tanks tracks of Katusha’s journey through a time of death, hopelessness, victory, glory, and even love.↵
Seen through the eyes of a Ukrainian teenage girl, <i>Katusha</i> is both a coming-of-age story and a carefully researched account of one of the most turbulent and important periods of the twentieth century, where women served in the hundreds of thousands, and Russians died by the millions.

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  • Paperback : 584 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1682474257
  • ISBN-13: 9781682474259
  • Product Dimensions: 7 X 10 in
  • Shipping Weight: 0 lb
Praise
  • "An extraordinary look at a little-known aspect of World War Two, Wayne Vansant’s Katusha is well worth your time.” —Garth Ennis, writer of War Stories, Battlefields and Sara
  • "I’m in awe of this book. It’s got everything right. Impressive research, complex characters, passionate yet balanced storytelling, perfect pacing, and a strong female protagonist. We need more graphic novels like this about real heroes." —Pat Mills, author of Charley’s War, creator of 2000AD featuring Judge Dredd

For more than 30 years Wayne Vansant has been writing and illustrating comics and graphic novels on historic and military subjects, beginning with Marvel’s Savage Tales and The ‘Nam. Since then, he has produced Day of Darkness, Battron: The Trojan Woman, Blockade, The War in Korea, Stephan Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage, Normandy, Grant vs. Lee, Bombing Nazi Germany, The Battle of the Bulge, The Red Baron, and others.

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