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Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight's Cross

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Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight's Cross

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Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight's Cross by Albrecht Wacker
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Josef "Sepp" Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honoured with the award of the Knight's Cross. An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk, he experimented with a Russian sniper-rifle while convalescing and so impressed his superiors with his proficiency that he was returned to the front on his regiment's only sniper specialist. In this sometimes harrowing memoir, Allerberger provides an excellent introduction to the commitment in fieldcraft, discipline and routine required of the sniper, a man apart. There was no place for chivalry on the Russian Front. Away from the film cameras, no prisoner survived long after surrendering. Russian snipers had used the illegal explosive bullet since 1941, and Hitler eventually authorised its issue in 1944. The result was a battlefield of horror. Allerberger was a cold-blooded killer, but few will find a place in their hearts for the soldiers of the Red Army against whom he fought. REVIEWS .,."a very unique story and experience worth telling of an Eastern Front Sniper."Sniper Central 06-07

Author Biography

Geoffrey Brooks has had great success in finding, translating and editing original German memoirs, such as FIPS - Legendary U-Boat Commander 1915-1918.
Release date NZ
October 20th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrated
Imprint
Pen & Sword Military
Pages
196
Dimensions
156x234x23
ISBN-13
9781844153176
Product ID
2070629

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