Girl at the Edge of Sky
This is the picture of Lily I taped to the wall above my laptop while I was writing. What does it make you think or feel?
I chose it because of her eyes. Later I learned that having a watch was a big deal and I wondered if she was showing it off.
Earliest newspaper article about Lily–it misspells her name and only uses her first initial, implying that she is a male pilot who shot down enemy aircraft in the early days of the Battle of Stalingrad
Saratov Factory manufacturing Lily’s aircraft, scroll to 18 minutes. What do you see?
Recreation, the popularity of American music and movies:
Tommy Dorsey “Marie”
Three Musketeers 1939 with Russian subtitles:
Photos of the Elite 9th Unit pilots: What strikes you about them?