Notes of a Russian Sniper

The bitter and costly battle for Stalingrad is one of the epics of World War Two, or the Great Patriotic War, and enduring myths and stories of the Russian snipers have captured imagination. This is an account by one of the most famous snipers who was there, much recommended.


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NAME: Notes of a Russian Sniper
FILE: R2435
AUTHOR:  Vassili Zaitev
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, frontline
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES:  193
PRICE: £14.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War 2, World War Two, Second World War, Great 
Patriotic War, Stalingrad, sniper, sniper rifle, street fighting, 
Russia, Germany Army
ISBN: 1-47389-270-5
IMAGE: B2435.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The bitter and costly battle for Stalingrad is one of 
the epics of World War Two, or the Great Patriotic War, and enduring 
myths and stories of the Russian snipers have captured imagination. 
This is an account by one of the most famous snipers who was there, 
much recommended.

The author joined the Russian Navy in 1937 and volunteered to serve 
in Stalingrad. When he arrived in October 1942 Red Army soldiers had 
a life expectancy of only 24 hours. That steadily improved and the 
snipers played a key role in making this possible.

Zaitsev has written a moving and outstanding account of his 
perspective of a terrible battle that neither side could afford to 
lose. It is probably the best account to have been written.

In describing his experiences and observations, Zaitsev provides a 
vivid insight into what makes an outstanding sniper. It is a lonely 
job that requires a patient individual who has a passion for 
observing. When a sniper begins, it is all about observing the most 
attractive targets, but that modifies as the sniper makes his mark on 
the enemy. As his kills mount up, the enemy sets its own snipers to 
hunt him down and kill him. Observation quickly expands to assess the 
threats of positions and the way in which the sniper can do his job 
with the least exposure to counter-sniping.

The reader will learn much about snipers and about the brutal battle 
for Stalingrad.