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    WWII sniper Roza Shanina with her rifle, 1944 by A.Fridlyansky | *Roza Shanina (1924–1945) was a Soviet sniper during World War II, credited with 59 confirmed hits, including twelve snipers.

  • Angela Casagrande

    "Roza Shanina was a Soviet sniper during World War II, credited with 54 confirmed kills, including 12 snipers during the Battle of Vilnius. Shanina volunteered to serve as a marksman on the front line."

  • Cj Ellis

    Roza Georgiyevna Shanina 1944 (age 20 ). Soviet sniper during World War II, credited with 54 confirmed kills. She volunteered in 1941 after her brother was killed in action. Praised for her shooting accuracy, Shanina was capable of firing precise semi-automatic shots on moving enemy targets. She died in action the year after this photo, while shielding her commander from enemy fire.

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