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Simo Häyhä, Finnish sniper dubbed White Death by fearful Russian troops, poses for the camera during the Russo-Finnish War. Haya is the all-time most prolific sniper worldwide with 505 confirmed hits. He died in the ripe old age of 97 in his bed. There was no bullet with his name written on it.

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Simo Häyhä (December 17, 1905 – April 1, 2002), nicknamed "White Death" by the Red Army, was a Finnish sniper. Using a modified Mosin–Nagant in the Winter War, he has the highest recorded number of confirmed sniper kills – 505 – in any major war.

A dangerous woman in the most literal sense, 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.

German soldier falls to his death after being shot by a Russian sniper.

Francis Pegahmagabow - the most effective sniper of World War I.

Klavdiya Kalugina, one of the youngest Soviet female snipers (age 17 at the start of her military service in 1943). She served until the end of hostilities and survived the war.

"A Russian sniper after being captured by Finnish soldiers. Interesting to note the weapon in the background on the soldier looking at some papers. It’s a Degtyaryov Machine Gun or DT. It is not a DP-28 but related to it. The DT was mostly mounted on vehicles since the stock could collapse to make it more compact."

The coveted sleeve Sniper Badge of the German army. Snipers avoided wearing it because the Russians would shoot any prisoner wearing the badge on the spot.


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Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle is a former United States Navy SEAL, who with 255 kills, 160 of them officially confirmed by the Pentagon, is the deadliest marksman in United States military history. This is Chris on one of his four tours of Iraq.

John Burns. Veteran of the War of 1812. On July 1, 1863 a Civil War battle - Gettysburg - started in his back yard. Grabbed his musket and joined the Union Army in the fight. Wounded three times but survived. Passed away at the age of 79.

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