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The Resource Notes of a Russian sniper : Vassili Zaitsev and the Battle of Stalingrad, Vassili Zaitsev

Notes of a Russian sniper : Vassili Zaitsev and the Battle of Stalingrad, Vassili Zaitsev

Label
Notes of a Russian sniper : Vassili Zaitsev and the Battle of Stalingrad
Title
Notes of a Russian sniper
Title remainder
Vassili Zaitsev and the Battle of Stalingrad
Statement of responsibility
Vassili Zaitsev
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'As a sniper, I've killed more than a few Nazis. I have a passion for observing enemy behaviour. You watch a Nazi officer come out of a bunker, acting all high and mighty, ordering his soldiers every which way, and putting on an air of authority. The officer hasn't got the slightest idea that he only has seconds to live.'Vassili Zaitsev's account of the hell that was Stalingrad is moving and harrowing. This was a battle to the death - fighting street by street, brick by brick, living like rats in a desperate struggle to survive. Here, the rules of war were discarded and a psychological war was being waged. In this environment, the sniper was king - an unseen enemy who frayed the nerves of brutalised soldiers.Zaitsev volunteered to fight at Stalingrad in 1942. His superiors recognized quickly his talent, and made him a sniper. He adapted his hunting skills to the ruins of the city, watching his prey with nerves of steel. In his first 10 days, Zaitsev killed 40 Germans. He achieved at least 225 kills and the tactics he developed are still being studied.Zaitsev was used a symbol of Russian resistance against the Nazis. His exploits, including a famous 'duel' with a Nazi sniper, remain the stuff of legend. His account is absorbing to anyone interested in World War II and seeing how one person could survive in the most extreme of conditions. Vassili Zaitsev was born in 1915, and spent his early life as a hunter in the Urals. He joined the Russian navy in 1937, and volunteered for Stalingrad after hearing about the appalling losses. Zaitsev's mastery as a sniper became legendary, and he was awarded several times for his skill, including the coveted gold star of the Hero of the Soviet Union. He died in 1991
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zaitsev, V. G
Dewey number
940.5421
Illustrations
plates
Index
no index present
Language note
English & Russian
LC call number
D764.3.S7
LC item number
Z313 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zaaeitsev, V G
  • Zaaeietisev, V G
  • Zaitsev, V. G. (Vasilii Grigorevich)
  • Stalingrad, Battle of, Volgograd, Russia, 1942-1943
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Snipers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Stalingrad, Battle of, Volgograd, Russia, 1942-1943
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Warfare and Defence
Target audience
general
Label
Notes of a Russian sniper : Vassili Zaitsev and the Battle of Stalingrad, Vassili Zaitsev
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9781848325654
Dimensions
23x16x3 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781848325654
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
plates, 8 pages of
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Notes of a Russian sniper : Vassili Zaitsev and the Battle of Stalingrad, Vassili Zaitsev
Publication
Control code
9781848325654
Dimensions
23x16x3 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781848325654
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
plates, 8 pages of
Specific material designation
regular print

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