Sunday, February 02, 2014

People with guns collection # 67

NAZI-KILLER - Her mild manner and demure smile belie the fact that pretty Senior Sgt. Roza Shanina is a crack Nazi-killer. A volunteer sniper, and a student of the Institute of the lumber industry in Archangelsk, the Russian blonde has shot 54 Germans. She has been decorated with the Order of Glory of the 2nd and 3rd classes. 1/31/45


Windy Wilson said...

What was that line from "To Catch a Thief"?
H. H. Hughson: The pastries are light as air.

John Robie: Germaine has very sensitive hands and an exceedingly light touch. She strangled a German general - without a sound.

Jason said...

I followed the wikipedia trail on this gal a couple of weeks ago - fascinating story - thanks for sharing. Saw yesterday that Stephen Hunter has a new book coming out soon with Bob Lee trying to solve the mystery of the disappearance of a famous WW II Russian woman sniper. I wonder how much of that story is based on this gal?

Hope all is well on your end! Enjoyed the range report - that Vaquero is supposed to ride up like that - it gets the hammer closer to the thumb for the next shot!