In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja “chooser of the slain”) is one of a host of female figures who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja’s afterlife field Fólkvangr), the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. (x)
Worker, worker … Here are our staff. Why do we always fear the loss of equipment, ammunition, afraid for machines and fuel, but … why no one is punished for the loss of the people? We send them under the fire, and then say: that nothing has been able to do half the people laid, and high-rise could not take it. And sometimes even worse. One of my known general drank fresh milk in the morning, and every morning, under the enemy’s fire, fighter brought him a thermos with fresh milk. And if a soldier were killed, the general remained without milk. And the next day another soldier was running with a thermos… And how many of these fighters with milk shot a German sniper neither he nor anyone not think so.