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Simo Häyhä

A representative of the Finnish museum that bears Häyhä’s name says there are some “official war diaries” that also estimate a kill count of “200-plus” for Häyhä. However, the museum also displays a recently discovered memoir believed to have been written by Häyhä, which says that he killed more than 500 Russians. A representative of Finland’s National Archives wrote in an email, “Unfortunately, it is not possible to find such detailed information related to Soviet losses” in the Winter War. “

A friend sent me a link to this article on Simo Häyhä the famous Sniper from Finalnd who made a lot of Russians into good communists. It’s pretty good. It makes the claim he is the greatest sharpshooter the world has ever seen. I wouldn’t go that far, but he was a master sniper and shot within the upper echelon for sure.

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