War time diaries: everyday life history

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Tajidinova I.G.

War time diaries: everyday life history


The article is devoted to scientific analysis of the contents of Soviet citizens Great Patriotic war diaries. It is argued that a diary is a means of overcoming life’s difficulties in an extreme situation. It is concluded that diaries’ specificities depend on where they were kept in the front-line or in the rear. The article also considers possibilities and future trends of using diaries in a nowadays historiographical situation.


Source, source study, the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945, war time diaries, front-line and rear routine.

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Tajidinova Irina Gennadievna - associate professor of the Department of Sociology of the Kuban State University, PhD in History, Krasnodar; 8-861-267-27-87; 8-962-860-77-77; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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