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Battlefields, Volume 6: Motherland

(Battlefields #6)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The sequel to 2009's The Night Witches! Lieutenant Anna Kharkova is posted to single-seat fighter aircraft and sent straight into action. Hardened and embittered by the loss of her comrades, Anna is only too keen to get her teeth into the enemy - but with Russian and German armies about to collide in the titanic battle of Kursk, her first flight with her new squadron may w ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Dynamite Entertainment
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Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The Night Witches return. After the events of the last book, Anna is war-weary and prone to go it alone so she doesn't lose anyone else. She's proved herself enough to get assigned to a fighter squadron at the largest tank battle in history. Ennis covers the tank side of the battle in other books. This story isn't quite as good as the first one. There's not an over all plot. It's just the life of a pilot during the Nazi invasion of Russia. Russ Braun and Tony Avina are balls out fantastic again ...more
L. McCoy
Another fantastic night witches story from Battlefields!

What’s it about?
Hard to say without giving piles of spoilers. I think I’ll just move on to spastic excitement!

Why it gets 5 stars:
The story is very interesting. I always find these night witches to be interesting people in history and Ennis does a d*** good job writing Battlefields stories about them!
The characters are interesting. I like how even though this is a short story, I cared about the characters.
The art is really good! There are s
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ABSOLUTE RATING: {3+/5 stars}

Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Garth Ennis' Battlefields started with a very high note about a story of Russian women fighter pilots in WWII. So, logically, the series wraps up with a story of Russin fighter pilots in WWII. Also, logically, the story is equally as good as was the first story. Brilliant stuff.
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The Night Witch Anna Kharkova is back. This is the time when Russia starts pushing the Germans back, even though it must do so with superior numbers alone, as their technology is far behind their Germans'. It gets worse when the political element is pushing for results as well, ignoring tactics and planning altogether.

After losing her wingman and her lover, Anna changes into a hard, cynical woman with no concern for herself, her rank or her assigned wingmen. She has imaginary conversations with
Albert Yates
a fun little story about a female fighter pilot in Russia, it's a follow-up to the first battlefields book, night witches.

the story showcases the struggle of females in the war, and how strong they can be.
Although it’s vol. 6 of the Battlefields series, it’s really Part 2 of the story begun in vol. 1, Night Witches, and I like this one even better. Anna Kharkova has graduated from wood & fabric biplanes and is now a combat pilot in a men’s fighter squadron. She’s so obviously based on Anna Yegorova, whose autobiography, Red Sky Black Death, I am coincidentally reading at the same time—even the covers are quite similar. And yet Kharkova’s story remains her own, which considering that she’s a S ...more
Heino Colyn
May 06, 2013 rated it liked it
This is the sequel to Battlefields, Volume 1: Night Witches and although I liked it, the first volume felt much stronger to me. In Motherland former Night Witch Anna Kharkova continues her WWII journey after being posted to a single-seat fighter aircraft and we go on a personal journey of dealing with loss and accepting change. Russia's tragic way of dealing with the enemy and the tremendous amount of sacrifices that accompanies it leant this story some additional emotional weight. Recommended i ...more
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After Sergeant Stiles in vol 5, Anna Kharkova and her bad luck return as well for this sixth volume of Ennis' WWII anthology. Kharkova is now unwillingly promoted to command but is stymied by cowardly political officers and a constant lack of materiel.

A worthy sequel to Night Witches and a great realization of Ennis' potential when he keeps his serious pants on for three damn issues. Can't wait for the final arc featuring Anna, now in charge of her own squadron. Of women, you ask? OF SOLDIERS,
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Ennis began his comic-writing career in 1989 with the series Troubled Souls. Appearing in the short-lived but critically-acclaimed British anthology Crisis and illustrated by McCrea, it told the story of a young, apolitical Protestant man caught up by fate in the violence of the Irish 'Troubles'. It spawned a sequel, For a Few Troubles More, a broad Belfast-based comedy featuring two supporting ch ...more

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Battlefields (8 books)
  • Battlefields, Volume 1: Night Witches
  • Battlefields, Volume 2: Dear Billy
  • Battlefields, Volume 3: The Tankies
  • Battlefields, Volume 4: Happy Valley
  • Battlefields, Volume 5: Firefly and His Majesty
  • Battlefields, Volume 7: The Green Fields Beyond
  • Battlefields, Volume 8: The Fall And Rise Of Anna Kharkova