Madame Kokovtseva


Another heroin of the First World War for this post. Let’s present a Russian one: Madame Kokovtseva. Even she’s presented in the picture below (published on the Panorama de la Guerre) like a new Jan of Arc, her biography remains rather unclear. According to some biographers she belonged to the 6th Ural Cossack Regiment and was twice wounded in East Prussia. Other sources state that she rose to the rank of captain or even colonel in this regiment, but this may be through confusion with Mme. Col. Alexandra Kudasheva, the female commanding officer of that unit.

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