Evdokia Zavaliy from nurses to colonel Guard
• Evdokia Zavaliy from nurses to colonel Guard
After the war, Evdokia Zavaliy worked as store manager, raised children and grandchildren, led an ordinary life, only to forget the horrors could not, through which she had to go. At night she was screaming, so that family and friends were even afraid to approach her. Nightmares do not let go for a long time, because the war Darling left 15-year-old, has come a long way from the nurses to colonel Guard. She fearlessly rushed to the attack, fighting, posing as a man, was wounded four times, twice the number of dead, but survived and met a long-awaited victory.
Evdokia decided to go to defend the motherland as soon as she learned that the war began. In the first day of the bombing, she was in the fields and saw shells exploding and falling wounded. She was willing to work as a nurse, just to help the front, take credit for three years, so in that time, many young people. Running away from home, trying to hide from relatives his decision, but my grandmother looked at her sternly and understood. Evdokia later remembered that my grandmother was a healer and had the gift to foresee the future. Saying goodbye, she navorozhila her granddaughter that she will come back alive, but four will be bled, and bring it back to white geese. Evdokia then missed a deaf ear to the words of my grandmother geese, but a few years later, the prophecy was fulfilled.
The military career began with the post of nurses, however, part of which went Evdokia, a month later came under attack during the crossing, and she received a strong shot in the stomach. After treatment in the hospital, she still yearned to the front, and made his own, but was a reserve regiment. The first Order of the Red Star won for being pulled out from under the bombardment wounded officer. During the service, Evdokia looked like a man: wearing the same soldier's uniform, and that they, and her long tresses were cut back in the hospital, so it was a short forelock. Resemblance to the man helped her at a time when she had not expected: during the selection of the fighters on the front line, she took a fancy to, documents checked, and then stated: "Zavaliy Evdokia.". So Evdokia became Yevdokim and hit the Marines.
Evdokia decided to hide the fact that she is a woman, because she was afraid to be demoted. She copes with the task, never a coward. History has retained one of her heroic deeds. Being surrounded, the Marines were left without food and ammunition, Evdokia was able to go wade ashore, occupied by the enemy, and to smuggle out everything you need on a makeshift raft. Yes, and get out unscathed from the shelling, kotorіy began after its position has been declassified.
A meeting of generations. Photo by S. Belozerova, Kiev, May 1966. Photo: polk.inter.ua
In the men's appearance Evdokia fought for about eight months. The deception was discovered when one of the heavy fighting in the Kuban it was again wounded. Given its military merit and bravery with which she always called for an attack fighters, Evdokia Zavaliy sent to the lieutenant courses immediately after hospital discharge. Upon successful completion of training Evdokia was the platoon commander.
Of course, many of the soldiers to obey the woman did not want to. Contemptuous of her platoon called "Duskinym platoon," but all the jokes and taunts stopped after Eudoxia began to take bold attacks against the Germans. Evdokia opponent dubbed "Frau Black Death," and in her individual competition there were many successful operations. In particular, during the offensive in the direction of Budapest Evdokia with his platoon was tasked to take the headquarters of the German command. By the way on the right place sewers with sewage. The operation was conducted brilliantly captured German general. When he was told who commanded the platoon, he did not believe it, but seeing Evdokia debris that came to him before he could change clothes and obmytsya silently held out their arms as a sign of respect and recognition of its strength.
I wonder what grandma omens come true: Evdokia four times received severe injuries and was twice wounded, but survived thanks to the fact that she had a blood transfusion in time. For this, their lives sacrificed soldiers from speaking name Huseynov. Remembering War, Evdokia often talked about how she saved the soldiers from her platoon. Her double was added to the death toll, its name is carved in two mass graves, where she - not buried.
After the war, Evdokia Zavaliy led an active life, she traveled a lot of the former Soviet republics, met with young soldiers. She died in 2010.