On December 7, 1941, in Brussels, an unknown woman killed an assistant to the military commandant, a major of the German army, with a knife in broad daylight at Porte de Namur. Then she managed to escape. The Nazis responded by taking 60 Belgians hostage.
Here is the story of the sniper Nina Petrova. She volunteered to the front at the age of 48 and became one of only four women to be awarded all three classes of the Order of Glory. Also, she was credited with 122 kills, making her one of the most successful female snipers during World War II.