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The Deadliest Sniper In History, Simo Hayha

Season 3, Ep. 6

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. Entire Russian platoons would come to a standstill, none wanting to be the next to fall into the crosshairs...


Tune in for the story of Finland's national hero, Simo Häyhä!


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