Simo Häyhä (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈsimɔ ˈhæy̯hæ]; December 17, 1905 – April 1, 2002), nicknamed "White Death" (Russian: Белая смерть, Belaya Smert; Finnish: valkoinen kuolema; Swedish: den vita döden) by the Red Army, was a Finnish marksman. Using a modified Mosin–Nagant in the Winter War, he acquired the highest recorded number of confirmed sniper kills – 505 – in any major war. Early life Winter War service During the Winter War (1939–1940) between Finland and the Soviet Union, Häyhä served as a sniper for the Finnish Army against the Red Army in the 6th Company of JR 34 during the Battle of Kollaa. A "Swedish donation rifle" Simo later received as gift was a Finnish model M/28-30 but he did not use it in battle. Häyhä in the 1940s, with visible damage to his left cheek after his 1940 wound The Soviet's efforts to kill Häyhä included counter-snipers and artillery strikes, and on March 6, 1940, Häyhä was shot in his lower left jaw by a Russian soldier. Later life P.
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5 Real Life Soldiers Who Make Rambo Look Like a PussyWe all understand that action movies are cheesy escapism. After all, could one commando really take out a whole compound full of bad guys? Actually, yes. It turns out the history books are full of stories of soldiers doing things so badass they'd hesitate to put them into a film for fear of killing the realism. Like these five, for example. #5. Who Was He? Simo Hayha had a fairly boring life in Finland. Since the majority of fighting took place in the forest, he figured the best way to stop the invasion was to grab his trusty rifle, a couple of cans of food and hide in a tree all day shooting Russians. Can you spot Hayha? Of course when the Russians heard that dozens of their men were going down and that it was all one dude with a rifle, they got fucking scared. They started by sending out a task force to find Hayha and take him out. Then they tried getting together a team of counter-snipers (which are basically snipers that kill snipers) and sent them in to eliminate Hayha. #4. Exactly.
Yogendra Singh YadavNaib Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav PVC is a soldier in the Indian army . He was awarded the highest Indian military honour, Param Vir Chakra for his actions during the Kargil War on 4 July 1999. Early life [ edit ] Yogendra Singh Yadav was born in Aurangabad village, Bulandshahr District, Uttar Pradesh . [ citation needed ] Career [ edit ] Kargil War [ edit ] Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav of the 18 Grenadiers was part of the Commando ' Ghatak ' (Deadly or Lethal) Platoon tasked to capture three strategic bunkers on Tiger Hill in the early morning hours of 4 July 1999. Yadav then charged the second bunker along with two of his fellow soldiers and engaged in hand-to-hand combat, killing four Pakistani soldiers. PVC Citation [ edit ] Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav was part of the leading team of a Ghatak Platoon tasked to capture Tiger Hill on the night of ¾ July 1999. After the war [ edit ] Portrayal in film and media [ edit ] References [ edit ]
Operation Long JumpOperation Long Jump (German: Unternehmen Weitsprung) was a German plan to simultaneously assassinate Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt at the 1943 Tehran Conference during World War II. The operation to kill the "Big Three" Allied leaders in Iran was to be led by SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny from the Waffen SS. A group of agents from the Soviet Union, led by Armenian spy Gevork Vartanian, uncovered the plot before its inception and the mission was never launched. The assassination plan and its disruption has been popularized by the Russian media with appearances in films and novels. The operation Beginnings According to Soviet sources, German military intelligence discovered, after breaking a U.S. Navy code, that a major conference would be held at Tehran in mid-October 1943. Based on this information, Adolf Hitler approved a scheme to kill all three Allied leaders. Counter-intelligence Skorzeny in 1943 Cancellation
File:Attack on Hamburg.jpgList of designated terrorist organizationsThis is a list of designated terrorist organizations by national governments, former governments and inter-governmental organizations, where the proscription has a significant impact on the group's activities. Many organizations that are accused of being a terrorist organization deny using terrorism as a military tactic to achieve their goals, and there is no international consensus on the legal definition of terrorism. Organizations currently officially designated as terrorist by various governments Organizations officially designated as terrorist in the past Below is the list of organizations that have officially been designated as terrorist in the past, by the respective parties, but have since been delisted. Process of designation Australia Canada Entities are reviewed by the Minister and the Chief Justice of the Federal Court, and finally published in the Canada Gazette. The list is also published on the website of Public Safety Canada.
Jack ChurchillChurchill stares down the barrel of a captured Belgian 75 mm field gun. Early life Second World War Churchill resumed his commission after Poland was invaded. In May 1940 Churchill and his unit, the Manchester Regiment, ambushed a German patrol near L'Epinette, France. Churchill was second in command of No. 3 Commando in Operation Archery, a raid on the German garrison at Vågsøy, Norway on 27 December 1941. As the ramps fell on the first landing craft, Churchill leapt forward from his position playing "March of the Cameron Men" on his bagpipes, before throwing a grenade and running into battle in the bay. Jack Churchill (far right) leads a training exercise, sword in hand, from a Eureka boat in Inveraray. In September 1944 Churchill and a Royal Air Force officer crawled under the wire, through an abandoned drain and attempted to walk to the Baltic coast. Later life Family Notes References
Ernst KaltenbrunnerErnst Kaltenbrunner (4 October 1903 – 16 October 1946) was an Austrian-born senior official of Nazi Germany during World War II. An Obergruppenführer (general) in the Schutzstaffel (SS), between January 1943 and May 1945 he held the offices of Chief of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA, Reich Main Security Office) and President of the ICPC, later to become Interpol. He was the highest-ranking member of the SS to face trial at the first Nuremberg Trials. He was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and executed. Early life SS career World War II Kaltenbrunner with Himmler and Ziereis In July 1940, he was commissioned as a SS-Untersturmführer in the Waffen-SS Reserve. Later in April 1941, he was promoted to major general (Generalleutnant) of the Police. In December 1944, Kaltenbrunner was granted the rank of General of the Waffen-SS. On 18 April 1945, Himmler named Kaltenbrunner Commander-in-Chief of those remaining German forces in Southern Europe.
File:World War I Observation Balloon HD-SN-99-02269.JPEGWars and Battles - Wars and Battles in HistorySince the dawn of time, wars and battles have had a significant impact on the course of history. From the earliest battles in ancient Mesopotamia to today's war in Iraq, conflicts have had the power to shape and change our world. Conflict Overviews Throughout history, conflicts have been solved by wars. Military History Timelines Gain a quick overview of military history with these timelines that trace battles and wars through the ages. Great Battles While wars have the ability to change the landscape, certain key battles have played a central role in determining the outcome of military conflicts. Wars of Rome From the early days of the Republic through the fall of the Empire, Roman forces fought wars across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The Crusades Beginning in 1095, the Crusades were a series of military campaigns launched with the goal of restoring Christian control over the Holy Land. The Hundred Years' War The Hundred Years' War saw England and France clash between 1337 and 1453.