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775 confirmed kills from these ladies of WWII..the old song "Svetlana the Sneaky Sniper" rang true on the Eastern Front. ...


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Old 01-26-2015, 02:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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775 confirmed kills from these ladies of WWII..the old song "Svetlana the Sneaky Sniper" rang true on the Eastern Front. Taken 1945.
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If I die on the Russian front berry me with a russia ****. Song we sang at PI while doing PT.
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Front row/far right. I think she really enjoys being a sniper. She wants to shoot something right now.
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Looks like they are all carrying the Mosin-Nagant 91/30 with PU scopes..which was pretty standard fare for a sniper at the time. Estimates claim that 25K Germans were killed by Soviet snipers during the war..something like five full divisions.
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The eastern front is where the REAL war was fought and won. The numbers of troops and equipment involved, and the number of casualties is just staggering.
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Close to 2,000 Russian women served as snipers during the war but they had a mortality rate of close to 75%..which was on par with German U-Boat crews.

If you get the chance read the book Stalingrad The Fateful Siege: 1942-43 by Anthony Beevor...bodies piled up faster than they could bury them.
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Here is my latest photo from my collection..I call it Enemy at the Gates..Mosin 91/30 7.62X54R and a correct period scope. Russian helmet is a SSH-40 dug up in Stalingrad..seen with a few holes...medals and photos are real too.

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