12 September 2011

Stalingrad Enemy at the Gates: Snipers!

 There has always been huge interest in the battle of Stalingrad, generally because of the importance it played in WW2 and the downfall of Hitler. But also for me the films that have been made about it and the snipers that have grown into legends of war. Jude Law did a good job portraying a Russian sniper.

 Based I guess on some of the famous snipers. Maybe Vassili, who had 242 confirmed kills and a much higher estimated count!
One of the female snipers Lyudmila Pavlichenko who again had a massive kill count of 296 Germans! These successful snipers not only killed alot of German troops but boosted moral of the Russians who worshiped them and were fed stories from the battlefront.

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