But women did play a significant role during the war. The war production factories in America and Britain had largely women working in them. In Russia too women manned factories which churned out tanks, guns and warplanes with which Stalin's army fought the Germans. Also Russian women played a big part in the conflict zones not only as nurses but also as soldiers. Especially in Stalingrad.
Below is a photo album which shows women in WW2....
|Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the Russian woman sniper with 500 Germans kills under her belt.|
|Leni Riefenstahl, the German film maker whose "Triumph of Will" became the chief propaganda tool for the Nazis. The Economist wrote that "Triumph of the Will "sealed her reputation as the greatest female filmmaker of the 20th century"|
|With Hitler facing a soldier shortfall, women were conscripted. Here German women train in the Luftwaffe. November 1944.|
|Japanese women in a ammunition factory in Japan in 1941|
|Soviet women partisans fight the Germans|