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The white sniper : Simo Häyhä

Author: Tapio A M Saarelainen
Publisher: Philadelphia : Casemate Publishers, [2016]. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chronicles the life and military career of Finnish sniper Simo Häyhä, known as the deadliest sniper in history; he killed 542 Russian enemies in less than 100 days during the Winter War (the Russo-Finnish War) of 1939-40. The author draws on his own interviews with Simo Häyhä as well as archival materials. The first part of the book gives details from his official record of training, battles, accomplishments,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Nonfiction
Named Person: Simo Häyhä; Simo Häyhä
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tapio A M Saarelainen
ISBN: 1612004296 9781612004297
OCLC Number: 945031188
Description: xviii, 190 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Simo Häyhä official record ; Farmer, hunter and civil guard member ; The magic sniper of the Winter War ; Simo gets wounded ; Life after the Winter War --
Part II: The secrets of Simo Häyhä success ; Simo Häyhä Rifle ; Using Simo Häyhä experiences for the Finnish Army ; An example for future generations.
Responsibility: Tapio A. M. Saarelainen.

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The life and exploits of the world's greatest sniper, Simo Hayha, who brought death to hundreds of Russian soldiers during the Winter War of 1939-1940.  Read more...

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We have had a number of books and movies recently about the exploits of snipers. None of the others even come close to Simo Hayha. .. The book is what we have come to expect from Casemate. It is well Read more...

 
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