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Frontline Soldiers’ Private Lives: Correspondence with Wives during the Great Patriotic War

Author(s): Irina G. Tazhidinova

Journal: History and Historians in the Context of the Time
ISSN 2078-1296

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 24;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945 | family correspondence | frontline soldiers | frontline soldiers’ wives | rear and frontline everyday life | financial support | conjugal fidelity

New outlook on the history of war is closely connected with the return of “the human perspective” to it, consequently with the study of private culture, everyday life of a Soviet man in wartime. Solving of such problems chiefly depends on the involvement and analysis of epistolary sources. The article studies the character and content of frontline soldiers’ correspondence with wives, draws a conclusion, concerning major problems of their relations in wartime.
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