Simo hayha biography sample
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His record is truly remarkable and is long since remembered in the nation of Finland. The Salpa Line in Southern Finland is a massive area of bunkers and defense systems the Finns erected in preparation for a Soviet invasion after the Winter War.
Our group of 34 American and Finnish collectors were treated to a fantastic tour of this area as we were able to see an intact Finnish defense line from the early 's Note: I am working on an article that will cover the Salpa Line Tour in depth.
We were able first hand to see Maxim and artillery positions as well as the interlocking trench and bunker systems. This tour would have been a full and complete day on its own but we all knew the real treat was soon to follow. As we wandered to the biography sample of the Salpa Line there was a buzz in the air. When I first saw Mr. When looking at the photo I was struck with just how much life seemed to spring off this man even in the bitter times of war, and this life is still very much in evidence even though Mr.
Even with all the hardships he had undergone, the life and spring was still there.
He was a quiet yet engaging man and it was hard to imagine the horror he had seen. After a nice lunch Mr.
Needless to say we were thrilled to have such a unique chance at speaking to a sample historical legend, as this is an honor that few Finns have even been afforded much less a mixed group mainly made up of Americans. Finnish hero and warrior. There biography a number of interesting facts that we passed on to the group in a short question and answer period. His rifle was a standard issue with iron sights, which is somewhat amazing as many of his targets were engaged at yards or more.
The Swedes did not produce a scoped sniper rifle in so it is possible what was given to him was a Husqvarna made hunting rifle.
One was that the Mosin was more suited to his size of cm. He also stated that the scoped rifle forced him to biography his head a bit more than he liked, and this added sample might have given a Red Army sharpshooter too good of a target. He also made the point that he had always used iron sights and was used to them.
Lastly iron sights were not prone to breakage or fogging which was a real worry in the snow and ice of Finland during the Winter War. One of the lighter segments of this came when we were asked how many in our group owned M28 rifles and almost every hand in the group was raised. He knew he was in a room with a group that understood these weapons and had a deep respect for them.
There are some post war photos showing Simo with a M rifle and the photos claim the rifle in the photo was his during the War - however this goes against what he stated on the matter.
The White Sniper: Simo Hayha
As we sat in awe of the facts coming from this man he stated that many of his targets were indeed taken at over yards and that he preferred sniping from a seated position. All Order Enquiries t: Home The White Sniper: This product is in stock now. Snipercraft Format No decorateTable 'product-attribute-specs-table'.
Write Your Own Review You're reviewing: Product Tags Add Your Tags: The White Sniper Reviews. Commanded by Major General Uiluo Tuompo, the Finns faced both the 9th and 14th Soviet Armies, and at one point were fighting against as many as 12 divisions - aboutsoldiers.
Also at one point in the same area, there were only 32 Finns fighting against over 4, Soviets! Despite being outnumbered, however, the Finns were still victorious at the end of the day.
In fact, the winter of was very snowy, and had temperatures ranging from to degrees Celsius. Since the Soviets would invade by the roads, the Finns would hide out in the surrounding wilderness.
Also some interesting items on the technical skills needed for a sniper. Was this review helpful to you?Simo Häyhä: The White Death
Yes No Report abuse. By patrick frost on 3 May By Amazon Customer on 30 April Again bought as a gift and he loved it. De Wert on 18 February Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Whilst I recognise that there is a lot of background facts in this book, there is little or nothing of the actual shooting he undertook. Other snipers kept a log and I suspect that Simo did not. There is biography sample detail or even examples of who he was shooting at e.
This is not a gripping read and, comparatively expensive and so, sadly, I cannot recommend it. By Michael White on 24 February The best thing about this book is that it is the only book to use evidence that came from Hayha's mouth. You get a real insight into his introverted character, and how he treated his work extremely seriously. This book isn't for people looking for an American Sniper style narrative, but for those who want to get into the mind of the man, and understand his cold cunning.
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