The “Night Witches” was a label given to an all women group in the Army. They got this name from the men of the group that thought they were a threat. The men that labeled the women feared witches and since these women only did their work at night they got the name “Night Witches.” The Witches went out only at night they would bomb the Germans because the Germans had a fear to Witches. In October of 1941 the order came down from Joseph Stalin that Raskova a female was to establish a trio of an all-female air squad. The only one reported to have remained exclusively female was the team of night bombers, the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, where everyone from the pilots, to the commanders, to the mechanics were women. The regiment began filling …show more content…
She stated that they were like owls when they went out at night to hunt their pray. They would drop down get their pray and leave evidence on the ground, such as blood. The author also stated that she wanted to drive the PO-2 plane and that the training to be able to fly would take her forever so she ended up just staying in the cockpit. When the Germans tried to protest against the Night Witches they would make banners that had cruel comments on them such as “Ditch the Witch,” they were trying to get the Soviets to leave the women out of a war that was meant for men to only be in. The fuel for the planes was used from burnt human bodies as well as a chemical mixed with the bodies. When the women started training with the men the men would call them vulgar words such as, pests, chits and many others. The got called these names to quit the war and not be a part of what they classified as a mans job. The Fascist people during the war didn’t understand what the Soviets were doing having women fight in this war. They tried standing up for the women and tried to get them to quit but everything the fascist people would try more women would join. The women were rebelling to the people to prove that they could do anything. That is the reason that Rosie the Riveter became a thing. She was the symbol all over the world that proves women are just as strong as men, from farming,
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Some soldiers were embarrassed having to admit they needed the women around, so they excluded the women to make themselves feel more
They hid their secret and blamed others so that they can continue to do what witches do. Both stories relate in the way were Guy and the Witches had to hide a secret so that they wouldn't get killed for committing a crime.
It all started when girls in the town were making false accusations of consorting with the devil.(Anderson) They would persecute one another as “witches”, so other people in the town wouldn’t accuse them of being a witch.(Anderson) The deputies of the court would persecute the “witches” that caused them to confess thing that wasn’t true.(Anderson)
There was much superstition and ignorance in the 17th century England and hundreds of women were wrongly accused and punished. From 1484 until around 1750 some 200,000 witches were tortured, burnt or hanged in Western Europe and England. Most supposed witches were usually poor old women. Women who weren’t lucky enough to look beautiful. Any woman who was ‘crone-like’ with broken irregular teeth , sunken cheeks and a hairy lip was assumed to be a witch !
In “The Crucible” when the girls were spotted dancing in the woods they were suspected to be practicing some form of witchcraft, anyone who
In the seventeenth century, the belief in witchcraft was spread among Europe and the colonies. According to the textbook, America a Narrative History, “Prior to the dramatic episode in Salem, almost 300 New Englanders had been accused of practicing witchcraft, and more than 30 had been hanged.” This outbreak of witches ruined Massachusetts Puritan utopia. This paper will discuss the settlers of Massachusetts prior to this calamity, what happened during, and the outcome.
Women also faced, “severe shortages of food, clothing, and other goods, while inflation raised the price of everything they had to buy. Spare parts for farm equipment were hard to find,” (Senker). That never stopped these strong females. Without them, the community life during the war would have been in ruins. The whole town would have suffered if females didn’t step up when their male partners left for war.
The second World War resulted in a demand for workers after men began leaving for the war. Due to a lot of the working men in America going overseas as well as the demand for war products, women became a major source of labor. Propaganda began to address women, persuading them that it was their duty to start working for the men. The film The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter gives personal accounts of some of the hardships women faced in the era surrounding WWII, and how the media was used to create a desire for women to work.
In the book written by (Gavin, 1997) it was cited that “As women took over from their absent men in hundreds of new and challenging occupations, many of which had previously been considered inappropriate”. From the beginning of the World War 1, the German women were participating a great deal. They contributed to half a million-people working on the munitions manufacturing alone (Gavin, 1997). It also mentioned in the book that over in the U.S, the men in charge refused to let the women participate up until April 1917 (Gavin, 1997). The U.S government never formally authorize the enrolment of women, despite Army officials repeatedly asking for such personnel’s.
Women were well suited for providing nourishment and necessities for the army due to their skills obtained by their accustomed housework. “...the American army often recruited the many female camp followers to fill these jobs” (Brooks 2013, para. 17). They had slowly began to achieve recognition in society, especially war. It was then, that woman had begun to silently “protest” on having the same equal opportunity as men. During the war, women created a role for themselves to side amongst the male soldiers: a secret soldier.
For instance, many of the accused were important members of the community with moderate wealth. If they were convicted, the law stated the accuser would receive their property so identifying them as a witch would be beneficial to them. Another considered though unrealistic theory was the result of centuries of pent up sexual repression and tension caused them to snap and go after witches who were considered to be promiscuous. Some think the girls may have had epilepsy, were abused, had mental defects, made up the whole thing as a game, or were forced to do it by their parents to get revenge on individuals they didn’t like. Some Historians believe wealth, difference in religious preferences, family feuds, and property disagreements were the basis.
These people would spend their whole Sunday in church. Since everyone had much faith, when they saw people who acted strangely or skipped church, it was a bad sign. The people who acted suspiciously were assumed to be possessed by the devil, which then leads us to “The Salem Witch Trials”. Those “possessed” by the devil were usually women, although not all, were called witches. These “witches” were put on trial by the townspeople and