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.
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
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