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Viktoria Savs - The Heroine of the Dolomite Front
Year: 2018
Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.

Directed by Karin Duregger

A co-production by ORF, wega Film and bmbwf in association with IDM South Tyrol
Available worldwide

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (VOICE-OVER)
Format: 16:9
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Viktoria Savs - The Heroine of the Dolomite Front

Viktoria Savs - Die Kaisersoldatin

Viktoria Savs, a young woman disguised as a man, fought on the Italian front in the First World War, was badly injured, lost a leg and after the war ended fought to get a prosthetic leg, which was eventually given to her by Adolf Hitler. During the Nazi era she also wanted to go to war but was prevented from doing so by the strict gender roles laid down by the ideology of the National Socialist State. So she had to content herself with being a barracks typist. In the Second Republic, Savs lived on a small disability pension in a sub-standard apartment in Salzburg, was a regular and star guest at Kameradschaftsbund veterans' group meetings, and, supported by newspapers and magazines, described her «heroic life as a soldier» until her death in 1979.
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