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Cossack Girl
     

Cossack Girl

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by Marina Yurlova
 

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Marina Yurlova served in uniform as a fighting Cossack, volunteering in 1914 at the age of 14. Though repeatedly wounded in combat, she returned to military service and repeatedly won the St. George’s Cross for bravery. Through the war and revolution, Marina encountered Turks, Kurds and Reds, drove cars and trucks, fought for the Czech Legion, trekked overland

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Marina Yurlova served in uniform as a fighting Cossack, volunteering in 1914 at the age of 14. Though repeatedly wounded in combat, she returned to military service and repeatedly won the St. George’s Cross for bravery. Through the war and revolution, Marina encountered Turks, Kurds and Reds, drove cars and trucks, fought for the Czech Legion, trekked overland across Siberia, and finally boarded a ship at Vladivostok to travel to Japan in 1919. Remarkably, whenever asked, Marina never denied she was a girl.

She distills these five years of her life into a captivating narrative, filled with observations and impressions of places and people Marina encountered in her extensive travels through Russia.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011838385
Publisher:
Heliograph, Inc.
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
205
File size:
667 KB

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Marina Yurlova served in uniform as a fighting Cossack, volunteering in 1914 at the age of 14. Though repeatedly wounded in combat, she returned to military service and repeatedly won the St. George’s Cross for bravery. Through the war and revolution, Marina encountered Turks, Kurds and Reds, drove cars and trucks, fought for the Czech Legion, trekked overland across Siberia, and finally boarded a ship at Vladivostok to travel to Japan in 1919. Remarkably, whenever asked, Marina never denied she was a girl.

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Cossack Girl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marina Yurlova was caught up in the mobilization of the Kuban Cossacks in 1914. She followed her father's train down the tracks into History. She was the youngest soldier to serve in World War 1 at 14 years old. This book is really well written. The descriptions of events that she was part of made the pages come alive with the brutality of war. How this girl withstood all the trials of serving the Czar as a Cossack is a testament to the human spirit.