Simo Häyhä was the greatest sniper that ever lived. Using only iron sights and the normal equipment of the Finnish soldier in the Russo-Finnish Winter War, he carried out a 90-day reign of terror on the Soviet invaders of his homeland. They called him “The White Death.” He had over 200 confirmed kills. He gave all he had to give and never stopped – engaging the Russians in constant combat. Here is the story of a man worthy of a Hollywood epic. Here is a man that can show you the way to self-mastery and achievement. Here is Simo Hayha – the greatest sniper of all time. His story and the story of the Winter War are all free on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and its socio-political impact.
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The White Sniper: Simo Häyhä by Tapio Saarelainen
A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 by William R. Trotter
The Winter War: The Soviet Attack on Finland, 1939-1940 by Eloise Engle and Lauri Paananen
Finland at War: The Winter War 1939–40 by Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter, et al.