books pdf The White Sniper: Simo HäyhäAuthor Tapio A. M. Saarelainen –

The remarkable story of the Finnish marksman nicknamed White Death by the Red Army for his record number of confirmed kills Simo Hyh is the most famous sniper in the world During the Winter War fought between Russia and Finland fromto , he hadconfirmed kills with iron sights, a record that still stands today A man of action who spoke very little, Simo Hyh 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 Hyh only ever used his own M rifle Eventually, his luck ran out, and Simo received a serious head wound on March ,, though he subsequently recovered The White Sniper fully explores Simo Hyhs 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 There are appendices on the basics of shooting, the impact of fire on the battlefield, battles on the Kollaa Front during the Winter War, and a list of ranked snipers of the world No matter how many books on sniping you have read, this must be added to your list if you are serious about shooting GunMart

13 thoughts on “The White Sniper: Simo Häyhä

  1. G. Robbins G. Robbins says:

    Simo H yh is most successful sniper, by kills The statistics are amazing WWI soldier fired 1500 rounds, on average, per kill The Vietnam War took that up to 20,000 per kill H yh achieved a kill rate of 1.3 to 1.The problem with this book is that it is repetitive and lacks a cohesive timeline In the hands of a professional writer, this story could be superb Sadly it isn t.

  2. K. Williams K. Williams says:

    Should have been such an intetesting subject, but this book jumped around all over the place and was very difficult to follow.The writer obviously had done his reasearch but was poorly applied I m sad to say

  3. Tony K Tony K says:

    A good book about a remarkable Finish sniper who helped defend his country against Russian aggression The book was well researched but at times was a bit repetitive It clearly demonstrated the cost effectiveness of the sniper role.

  4. M Wainwright M Wainwright says:

    This was a great book providing a lot of information about this amazing sniper I will have to say though that the book could have been structured better and a further proof read would have been good However I would recommend this book if you are wanting to know of the remarkable Finnish sniper Simo H yh.

  5. N. Guerreiro N. Guerreiro says:

    The history of an impressive individual but damaged by the quality of the writer Nevertheless, it is an interesting reading It reflects a bit of the finish psyche a its brilliance to deal with a neighbor superpower.

  6. Mr. D Williams Mr. D Williams says:

    A capture of a valued chapter in history of a skilled soldier who used his sniper skills for the protection of his country against considerable odds Also some interesting items on the technical skills needed for a sniper.

  7. Richard Richard says:

    A man who fought for his country against oppressors Humble as well.

  8. amalfi256 amalfi256 says:

    Very good griping film

  9. Parsec Parsec says:

    Der finnische Scharfsch tze Simon H yh ist fraglos einer der am meisten mystifizierten Soldaten des 20 Jahrhunderts insofern ist es nur folgerichtig, dass mit THE WHITE SNIPER nun auch abseits des finnischen Marktes ein Buch ber ihn erscheint.Der Autor Tapio Saarelainen schreibt sehr sehr informativen Stil und analytisch er versucht nicht nur H yh zu portraitiert, sondern vor allem auch den Krieg, in dem er k mpfte, und die Waffen sowie Strategien, mit denen er operierte.THE WHITE SNIPER liest sich gut, allerdings wirkt es mitunter wom glich durch die bersetzung ins Englische etwas holprig, Saarelainen wiederholt sich viel Hinzu kommt Saarelainens unverholene, tiefe Verehrung f r H yh mit dem er befreundet war , die seine Darstellung mitunter nicht gerade objektiv wirken lassen Andererseits ist dies in Biographien nun nicht ungew hnlich, zumal Saarelainen so auch Zugang zu dem ansonsten eher verschwiegenen und wortkargen H yh bekam.Insgesamt ein interessantes Buch, mitunter etwas holprig verfasst aber sehr informativ.Von mir gibt s knappe, aber verdiente 4 Sterne.

  10. Brian Brian says:

    I expected this book to be about this man s experiences as a sniper If that is what you are after, do not buy this book Very early on the author tells us that Simo would not speak in depth of his experiences This leads to a highly generalized statement about what he did, how he got wounded and where he fought, but nothing in depth This book then delves into irrelevant and to me boring detail about weapons used by the Finnish military then and now, sniper training and competitions This really looked like an attempt to fill pages rather than tell this man s story All the while, the author is telling us how great Simo is As true as that may be, it came across as being over the top after a while Really disappointing.

  11. Giano Giano says:

    Ottima biografica arricchita con una buona sezione di immagini Libro in lingua Inglese tratta l vita nello specifico la parte legata alla guerra di Simo Hayha leggendario cecchino Finlandese.

  12. Matthew Hulse Matthew Hulse says:

    Great tribute to a man, a time and a country I really enjoyed it Touch s a wide range of subjects pertaining to his life I think people with a background in military history and marksmanship will appreciate this book.

  13. John Carter John Carter says:

    Poorly written, repetitive and not very revealing of the man Also the list of snipers has a mistake TheCanadian sniper listed at 378 confirmed kills was in WW 1 not 2.