Vassily sometimes Vassili Griegorovich Zaytsev, who was a hero of the former Soviet Union for his gallantry and heroism in the defense of the City of Stalingrad during the Second World War. This man is personally credited with over 260 "confirmed" kills, and possibly as many as 500 according to some sources. However the truth is that he only killed perhaps as many as just 100. This man, using the Mosin Nagant rifle and a small scope became the ultimate hero of Stalingrad. He is pictured here in the winter of 1942. He did however kill some 11 Nazi snipers. In spite of doubts proposed at Wikipedia, it is very true that he shot and killed the best sniper in the Nazi army, a Major Konig who was a real person and who in fact was the leading instructor and head of the school of sniping at Berlin. This is not just a fictional story from the movie Enemy at the Gates, but is confirmed by the author of the nonfiction book Enemy at the Gates. He died a well respected and honored man in Russia in 1991.
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This thread is most very gratefully dedicated to our friends Reaper308 chan and Ivantank chan. There will be much more to follow about Captain Zaytsev and his heroic exploits at Stalingrad in the Second World War. In the meantime, ryo and little brother ryu kun are still trying to finish our article on the Singaporean Bionix II system, which has turned out, unfortunately, to be much more difficult than we orginally expected. Such things happen sometimes, and after Ryo's goof about the EXACTO round from a few days ago, we are determined to make sure that we get our facts and logic right.
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that man played a vital role in preventing the German's from taking Stalingrad. Thanks Ryo and Ryu
The American Navy dealt the Japanese a blow from which they never recovered. In a single, crushing blow at Midway Island in the Pacific the Americans ripped the heart out of the offensive capability of the Japanese Navy.
At Stalingrad the Russian Army did the same thing to the Nazis. The Nazi 6th Army Group was the best and the brightest and the single most powerful weapon at Hitler's command. Hitler stupidly squandered this wonderful and at the time, most modern and best equipped of any army fielded by any combantant nation in the whole war, including those of the Americans and the Brits.
Vassily Zaytsev, sometimes Vassili Zaitsev, was the hero of Stalingrad and he became an icon for the whole of the Russian army. This man and the hundreds of snipers he trained were the best weapon at Field Marshall Chuikov's hands. It was not just the numbers, some say as many as 8000 that these snipers killed, but it was also the national pride Zaytsev and his men instilled in the Soviet people of the times. This supposedly backwards nation rose up against the Nazis and said with the Brits, NO! Not here. You will not bring your poison here and since you have then you can expect no quarter from us. The Russians made good on this idea. The 6th Army of the Nazi Werhmacht was utterly destroyed at Stalingrad and thus dealt a blow to the Nazis from which they never recovered. The loss of the 6th Army Group at Stalingrad was a blow that staggered the Nazis to their knees and left the way open for the Western Allies to invade France and finish the job.
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I have seen this pic om Wikipedia. This man is a true Russian hero. He is most famous for the sniper duel against a major Heinz Thorvald(koning). From what ive read his most prized possession was the 4x scope of the major's. Watch the DVD Enemy At The Gates. I have this movie it seems accurate with the Wikipedia article.Here is a quote he said: "There is no land beyond the Volga"