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Notes of a Russian sniper; Vassili Zaitsev and the battle of Stalingrad.


Notes of a Russian sniper; Vassili Zaitsev and the battle of Stalingrad.

Zaitsev, Vassili.

Frontline Books


193 pages




The tenacious Soviet defense of Stalingrad against a long siege by Nazi armies was one of the bloodiest episodes of the Second World War. In this book, sniper Vassili Zaitsev gives an on-the-ground account of what it was like to be one of Stalingrad's defenders, and describes how he and other Soviet troops survived in the most awful conditions. Zaitsev's prowess as a sniper is legendary--he is credited with at least 225 kills--and the tactics he developed are still studied today. Both moving and harrowing, this book will appeal to any reader interested in the Second World War.

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Date:Aug 1, 2010
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