[Event] Pages of History (December): The Heroic Nurse

In this month’s Pages of History, you’ll find yourself at the center of events that took place in different theaters of war. Croatia, China, the Barents Sea and even Papua New Guinea: take part in battles with vehicles that were used in these historic battles and receive prizes.

From December 1st until December 31st, you’ll be offered 8 tasks consecutively. Completing each will reward you with a trophy, and completing all of them will earn you a unique player icon.

The beginning of the German invasion of the USSR found 15 year old Ekaterina Mikhailova near Smolensk, where she lied about her age and enlisted as a nurse into the local rifle unit. She went through the entirety of the war from February 1943 as a nurse instructor in the Marine battalion, where she repeatedly participated in dangerous landing operations. On December 4th 1944, during the battle of the fortress of IIok, while being seriously wounded and soaked in icy water, she saved drowning wounded soldiers and fought off advancing enemies. For this, she was presented with the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

Ekaterina Mikhailova

You can immediately purchase this profile icon for Golden Eagles until January 3rd, 11:30 GMT without completing tasks. To find it, go to your Nickname → Achievements → Pages of History.

Trophy reward for each task

Completion of each individual task will bring you a trophy with one of the following rewards:

  • 20-50% RP booster for 3-10 battles;
  • 20-50% SL booster for 3-10 battles;
  • 3-5 universal backup vehicles;
  • 1 day of premium account;
  • A random camouflage for ground vehicles (out of the selection of camouflages currently obtainable in game for completing tasks, or purchasing with Golden Eagles).

Other terms

  • Tasks are available from 11:00 GMT until 11:30 GMT on the final day of each task.
  • Tasks can be completed in random battles, except for “Assault” mode.

December 1st — December 4th
Opatovatskiy Landing

At the beginning of December 1944, Soviet command began a landing operation designed to prevent the transfer of German reinforcements to Budapest. Near the city of Ilok, a small reconnaissance group of marines, which included Ekaterina Mikhailova, distracted enemy fire for a long time on a flooded island in the middle of the river. The heroism of the reconnaissance group allowed the main forces of the USSR and Yugoslavia to take the enemy by surprise, defeat them and take the city of Ilok.

December 5th — December 8th
Battle of Sio

From December 1943 to March 1944, battles took place for Sio on the Huon Peninsula (Papua New Guinea). Allied forces, at the cost of minor losses, crushed Japanese forces and captured their cryptographic systems, which significantly accelerated the liberation of nearby territories.

December 9th — December 12th
Operation Compass

On December 9th 1940, Great Britain and its allies launched an offensive on the North African front. Despite having superiority in the number of troops and weapons, Italian forces were defeated and driven out of Egypt and most of Cyrenaica. The Allied advance was halted only to move a significant portion of troops into Greece to defend it from the German invasion.

December 12th — December 15th
Operation Winter Storm

From December 12th to December 24th 1942, Germany carried out an operation to rescue the Sixth Army of Friedrich Paulus, surrounded in Stalingrad. However, good defense and a successful counter-offensive of the Red Army ruined German plans. As a result, having lost almost all of their equipment and having suffered heavy losses, they were forced to retreat.

December 16th — December 19th
Ardennes Offensive

On December 16th 1944, the last large-scale German offensive on the Western Front began. Germany sought to recapture the port of Antwerp, divide and defeat the Allied armies in order to conclude a separate peace with them on favorable terms. More than a million people took part in the fighting, with both sides suffering heavy losses. But by the end of January, the Allies had won a landslide victory along the entire front line and began the invasion of Germany.

December 19th — December 22nd
Kursk-Oboyan Offensive Operation

At the end of December 1941, when the threat of the enemy taking Moscow had passed, Soviet leadership launched a counteroffensive in different directions. In Kursk-Belgorod, the forces of the Red Army were clearly insufficient to achieve strategic goals — therefore, after long battles and significant losses, they stopped without much results.

December 23rd — December 26th
Battle of Changsha

The commander of the Japanese 11th Army, Korechika Anami, disobeyed the orders of command, hoping to easily capture the Chinese city of Changsha at the end of December 1941. However, the city put up serious resistance — having captured it, the Japanese found themselves surrounded and, retreating, suffered serious losses.

December 27th — December 31st
Battle of the Barents Sea

On December 31st 1942, the German Fleet, which included heavy cruisers Hipper and Lützow, as well as several destroyers, overtook a British Arctic convoy heading to Murmansk in the Barents Sea. Because of the date, this skirmish was called the “New Year’s Fight”. The stronger German forces failed to sink a single cargo ship in the convoy. This defeat forced Hitler to abandon operations involving ships and concentrate on the use of submarines.


That´s the 7th soviet pages of history picture now. Meanwhile we havent seen even a single German pages of history profile picture. Nor any Japanese, Italian or Swedish one.

Don´t you think it´s finally time for a little more diversity?


I’d love to see a few historic Swedish PFP’s too. I don’t get the issue with the women, lol, for Germany, maybe we see Micheal Wittman or Irwin Rommel, for Air, Hauptmann Franz Schall or Alfred Schreiber. As for Japan, idk about many of them.

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We won’t ever get any Germany affiliated historical figures or any of their allies.

I do wish we could see historical heroic figures from Allies instead of Soviets, however.

I also do not see what is the problem with female historical figures that you are seeing.


Regarding German and Axis you get your answer whilst reading that post:

The dev response is imho clear enough…to demonstrate their view on things. Just ask some Finnish or Polish guys what they think about USSR actions in 1939…

Regarding Sweden - idk, but i am quite sure that Sweden was neutral in WW 2 - so there is nothing to tell about Sweden…

Regarding women: Imho gaijin tries to follow the Zeitgeist - there is nothing wrong with pointing out some selected women with showed exceptional bravery.

But, combat effectiveness, endurance and stamina are inferior to men - at least on average just based on biological reasons…adding women is just good for numbers and ideological purposes. You might want to watch this vid.

I mean there is a reason why there is a WNBA and that the UFC has separate classes for men and women.

Edit: Flagging attack…

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“They are all members of an aggressive military block, waged an offensive war and lost it, leaving a purely negative mark on history.

I guess that’s explains it why Soviet ones are okay. They helped win the war, so they left some positive marks.


You won’t ever see any Axis profiles as there is still a lot of hatred for them from European and Asian countries. The wounds from that war are still raw for them. As for Sweden, they haven’t actively participated in a war for over 200 yrs.

Imho you are right that some entries in the pages of history events looks like c+p from a cold war sowjet history book. I learned that everything which questions actions within the “Great patriotic War” is not welcomed in the RF and might be prosecuted, so having a large playerbase in the RF it would make sense for them to use old books…

But imho you can’t mix dictatorship embedded within the ideology of communism with current events. From a neutral perspective the development of Sowjets and the USSR itself had nothing to do with love or similarities - it was politically motivated to spread the ideology as kind of state religion.

Current events have to be seen from a geopolitical / geo-strategical pov and not as a question of liking or disliking other Nations. Just look at foreign land owners in the Ukraine or who keeps this war running despite being bankrupt.

As long as you see wars without the economic perspective / motivations behind you might get the wrong picture. It was quite interesting to learn that a hell of gas is not far away from the coast of Gaza (but in international waters) below the sea ground…google the rest by your own.

First, is this woman even a real person? For example, there have been past discussions where people were arguing that ‘Vasily Zaitsev’ was a composite figurehead composed of many different people put together solely for propaganda purposes. (Also, that the Stalingrad duel with ‘Major Konings’ was a fabrication) Second, you want a well-known historical woman? How about Hanna Reitsch?

Ekaterina seems to be like a real person :

Hanna Reitsch was a flight tester for Luftwaffe, and also her political leanings are suspect.

I understand why Gaijin wouldn’t want to use a nazi for their historical achievements, I just wish they would hold the same view regarding Soviet figures and instead would focus on minor nations or Allies.


Yes where is Wittman or Rommel? It’s all old history now, right? No sides, no judgement?


I believe so, but some will not.

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I know this is Wikipedia, but she does definitely exist.

On Hanna Reitcsh, they still wouldn’t because she was “N-word” even though she was a Jew, I mean, it’s a stretch of judgement, but you never know.

Her mother was catholic and she was raised Protestant like her father. She was definitely not Jewish.


Nope, still very strong judgement in Europe.


Yeah, it’s not even been 100 years. It’s been around 150 years since the American Civil War, and there are still some, yet very few, that still hold grudges about a similar thing.

True, the winners write the history.

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True in part. We have Germany though.

Some of the listed vehicles are duplicated. Do we get double credit for them?

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Because you don’t know your history very well. The Soviets, okay Stalin, made a point of showing women and minorities contribution to the war effort both in combat and the home front since the USSR was supposedly all about equality and they needed all the heroes they could get in the early dark days.

Because they don’t look for reasons already mentioned.