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The White Sniper: Simo HaYha By Tapio Saarelainen

The White Sniper: Simo HaYha by Tapio Saarelainen

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Summary

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.

The White Sniper: Simo HaYha Summary

The White Sniper: Simo HaYha by Tapio Saarelainen

Simo Hayha (1905-2002) is the most famous sniper in the world. During the Winter War fought between Russia and Finland in 1939 - 1940 he had 542 confirmed kills with iron sights, a record that still stands today. He has been a role model for snipers all over the world and paved the way for them by demonstrating their significance on the battlefield. Simo Hayha was a man of action who spoke very little, but he was hugely respected by his men and his superiors and given many difficult missions, including taking out specific targets. Able to move silently and swiftly through the landscape, melting into the snowbound surroundings in his white camouflage fatigues, his aim was deadly and his quarry rarely escaped. The Russians learned of his reputation as a marksman and tried several times to kill him by indirect fire. He was promoted from corporal to second lieutenant and he was awarded the Cross of Kollaa. For sniping Simo Hayha only ever used his own m/28-30 rifle. Eventually his luck ran out and Simo received a serious head wound on March 6, 1940, though he subsequently recovered. After the war Simo Hayha lead a quiet, unassuming life in farming and forestry. His roots were deep in the Finnish soil and he loved life in rural Finland. A true patriot, he epitomized the traits of a professional soldier, performing his duty and setting an example of bravery that personified the Finnish spirit when confronted by the Russian onslaught. The White Sniper fully explores Simo Hayha's life, his exploits in the Winter War, the secrets behind his success including character and technique, and also includes a detailed look at his rifle itself.

The White Sniper: Simo HaYha Reviews

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 made and is liberally supplied with photos, maps, and some diagrams. * A Wargamer's Needful Things *
This is a remarkable story of a remarkable man. No matter how many books on sniping you have read, this must be added to you list if your are serious about shooting. * Gun Mart *
This is a very useful and informative biography of the Finnish sniper Simo Hayha, written by Tapio Saaerlainen who is also a sniper in the Finnish Army. Anyone who wants to learn more about sniping needs this book in their library... The reason to buy this book is that he also shares what he learned with us in chapters titled, The Secrets of Simo Hayha's Success and Using Simo Hayha's Experiences. * Snipercraft *

About Tapio Saarelainen

Tapio Saarelainen is a career officer in the Finnish Army. He has spent two decades training snipers for the Finnish Army and contributed to the Finnish Army's manual for snipers. In his youth he competed in rifle shooting. The author has spent much time investigating Simo Hayha's life and accomplishments and he interviewed Simo dozens of times between 1997 and 2002.

Additional information

GOR010597312
9781612004297
1612004296
The White Sniper: Simo HaYha by Tapio Saarelainen
Used - Like New
Hardback
Casemate Publishers
20161104
192
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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