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Aussie sniper and his best friend - World War II

Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age 20. She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper unit. Before the war she worked as a kindergarten teacher.

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Personnel of the Canadian Women's Army Corps at No. 3 CWAC (Basic) Training Centre, Kitchener, Ontario, April 1944. #WW2 #1940s #vintage #Canada #homefront

Sergeant Guard Lyubov Makarova, sniper with the 3rd Shock Army of the 2nd Baltic Front. She was awarded the Order of Glory 2nd and 3rd class. Her tally was 84 confirmed Nazis killed. The photo was taken in the fall 1944.

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