The Deadliest Sniper In History, Simo Häyhä

Finnish National Hero, Simo Häyhä, ‘The White Death’

Simo Häyhä was a Finnish farmer born in the 1900’s, known around his village for his wickedly sharp aim with a hunting rifle.

In 1939, his life was turned upside down when Stalin and The Red Army invaded Finland.

Rushed to the front, his kill-count quickly rose.

His fellow Finns nicknamed him The Magic Sniper, but to the Russians he was Belaya Smert, The White Death.

In the freezing darkness, with a mouthful of snow to conceal his breath,

The White Death lay waiting.

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Special Mentions:

Alexander Gates, Edward Gates and Matt Tankard for the great voice overs!

Additional Reading / Sources:

  • The White Sniper – Tapio A.M. Saarelanien
  • The Black Book of Communism by Stéphane Courtois 
  • Frozen Hell by William Trotter


Lonely Pulse from – Royalty Free

The Ice Giants by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

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