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The Deadliest Sniper In History, Simo Hayha

October 11, 2021

The Deadliest Sniper In History, Simo Hayha
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Simo Häyhä was a Finnish farmer born in the 1900's, known around his village for his wickedly sharp aim with a hunting rifle.

In 1939, his life was turned upside down when Stalin and The Red Army invaded Finland.

Rushed to the front, his kill-count quickly rose.

His fellow Finns nicknamed him The Magic Sniper, but to the Russians he was Belaya Smert, The White Death.

In the freezing darkness, with a mouthful of snow to conceal his breath, The White Death lay waiting. Entire Russian platoons would come to a standstill, none wanting to be the next to fall into the crosshairs...

Tune in for the story of Finland's national hero, Simo Häyhä.


Special Mentions:

Alexander Gates, Edward Gates and Matt Tankard for the great voice overs!

 

Additional Reading / Sources:

  • The White Sniper - Tapio A.M. Saarelanien
  • The Black Book of Communism by Stéphane Courtois 
  • Frozen Hell by William Trotter

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The Ice Giants by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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