They saved millions of lives
Big war is always big blood and colossal sacrifices. But our losses in the Great Patriotic War could have been much more devastating if it had not been for the feat of the people who fought for the lives of wounded and sick soldiers. In 1941–1945, doctors, medical assistants, nurses and orderlies put about 17 million soldiers and officers of the Red Army on their feet - 72.3 percent of the wounded and 90.6 percent of the sick returned to service. This is truly a feat in the name of life.
How was the wounded taken out of the battlefield? On the cape, their own shoulders, crawling, under bombardment, machine-gun and artillery fire. And first aid bleeding provided most often under fire. The hardest work, especially when you consider that almost half of the orderlies and medical orderly were women! For millions of men in bloodied overcoats, these young women have become truly angels of mercy. They were at the front at the behest of the soul and in the thick of the war showed miracles of selflessness. Many physicians were still very young, in some cases, they specifically attributed to themselves a year or two to be older.
The contribution of women as a health worker was enormous and large.The medical workers who operated the wounded soldiers, the nurses who carried the wounded soldiers from the battlefield are tens of thousands of female heroines, whose names we hardly know today. In the Red Army, there were more than 100,000 women medical workers. These women owe their lives to millions of Soviet soldiers and officers.