Thursday, April 7, 2011

Story about the one of the greatest war heroes of Finland.

Its time for a story about one of the greatest war heroes that Finland has to offer: Simo Häyhä. This post was inspirated by iAdrenalines badass of the week -theme.

When you think of Finland, the first thing that comes in to your mind, isn't the word military powerhouse. Likewise if you look at Simo Häyhä, skinny Finnish farmer who was under five feet tall, you wouldn't think, that he would become an unstoppable killing machine.  Oh well, what do you know.

Simo Häyhä doing what he does best. Fucking up russians.

It all begin when Häyhä was spending his days farming, hunting and crushing giant logs into sawdust with his bare hands, until Soviets decided to fuck with Finland with a staged artillery shots and start a war to invade Winland. Simo was called up into service and he was issued with a good old M28/30 rifle, which is an russian made rifle and which Häyhä has hunted with it all of hes life. The thing that made Simo, the unstoppable force that fucks up russians non stop, was his knowledge of the forests, his enduring patience and his impeccable rifle marksmanship. He would dress up in all-white camouflage, sneak through the woods with only a day's worth of food and couple clips of ammunition, and then lie in wait for any Russian stupid enough to wander into his killzone. 

Simo Häyhä ready to fuck up russians.
His first battle-experience came in the hard-fought Kollaa campaign when temperatures at the time ranged from -20 to -40 degrees Celsius which is like 68 ºF to 104 ºF and if you still dont get it, its gold as fuck and the entire forest was covered with several feet of snow. His personal best during, Kollaa campaign, was fucking twenty-five kills in a single day.  He would become the top fragger of Finnish army and getting his nickname from Russian Army as they called him The White Death. One point in the war Russians become so desperate, that they tried to take him out by launching a goddamned artillery strikes on locations in which they guessed he might be hiding. After that didin't work, Russians sent their own snipers to take him out, but Simo managed to win those duels every time. You see, Häyhä didin't use a telescopic sight.  He preferred to use the rifles regular iron sights because it allowed him to present a smaller target, and because several of the russian snipers he smoked, were given away by a glint of light reflecting off the lenses of their scopes. Finally, near end of the Winter War during a random assault, some random russian got a lucky shot at Simo Häyhä, hitting him in the jaw with an explosive round. Simo went into coma and was pulled of the field by his brothers in arms. He would finally awake eleven days later, on the same day that the Winter War ended.

The Winter War ended as a victory for Finland.  The Red Army captured a mere 22,000 square miles of territory and lost close to one million men, more than forty times the number of Finnish casualties.  Simo Häyhä received five medals for valour, including the prestigious Kollaa Cross, and was express-promoted from corporal to second lieutenant. Häyhä raked in a total of 505 confirmed sniper kills, some sources indicates, that he got 542 kills, and he killed two hundred men with a Suomi 9mm submachine gun, bringing his total kill count to over 700 men in under just a 100 days. Nobody in history has ever been credited with more confirmed kills than Simo Häyhä.  

                                          
                                      Say what you say but you have to respect the man!

58 comments:

  1. Thats a story that makes you think, never heard so much about Finland and this before

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  2. Have hard of this and it is a very interesting read and story.

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  3. I didn't really know much about Finland before I read this. But I think that last picture summed it up perfectly.

    I am now very afraid of Finland indeed. You sneaky c**ts.

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  4. True hero that man. My grandfather fought at Tali-Ihantala and is always talking about that. I've heard many great war stories.

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  5. I would love to hear them. You should do a special post about them.

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  6. Ahh, The White Death. How I fondly remember the story of this badass. Not only did this fucker do all this with the rifle with the iron scope as the blog says...

    The rifle was older than a fucking dinosaur. A worn out rifle taking out over 700 Reds.

    The bastard must be looking at Halo 3 and Black Ops screens laughing.

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  7. I knew the demotivational, it always left me clueless how such a small army (compared to the Russian army, that is) could kick so much ass...
    That guy really sounds like a total badass!

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  8. I've read about this guy on Cracked, thank for the additional info

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  9. The Winter War is also the only war (to my knowledge), which started with... signing a peace treaty (but not with the proper finnish government but with some runaway, communist government-wannabe).

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  10. Lol that breakdown from Wiki....scary as fuck.

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  11. Finland in the same sentence as military powerhouse? What?

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  12. I remember learning about him in school here in Ireland, a real war hero

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  13. Häyhä is a cool guy, eh kills russians and doesn't afraid of anything

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  14. wasnt this guy a machine, like he survived a head shot

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  15. First time seeing these statistics. They totally pwned these guys. I mean, seriously, they cause hundreds of thousands casualties and they only had, what, some minor thousands?

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  16. Wow, that's incredible. Thanks for the lesson :)

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  17. I can decide, that the finnish soldiers is great and powerful, but the most dangerous enemy of Soviet solders was Soviet commanders. They passed soldiers without winter ammo, food and equipment to battle, and they of course died by thousands. I'm russian and i know about this. I hate communists

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  18. Heard allot of the "winter war" to bad the Russians won twice after that (ww2 anyone?)

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  19. Didn't know this about finland yet

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  20. This is a neat story man! Great history.

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  21. they called him the white death.

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  22. I don't know too much about Finland, or this guy, but it's interesting enough to learn, following

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  23. daaaaamn he's a thug!!!! haha i love that motivational, following

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  24. That was a nice piece of information, thanks!

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  25. More information about Finland. Like it! Follow

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  26. Dont know too much about Finland, but if you have a lot of people like this guy I think i would be scared.

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  27. i didnt know finland produced bad asses.

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  28. Moral: Don't go to war with finland.

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  29. I'm proud of having such a country in the EU!

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  30. this was pretty badass, thanks for posting!

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  31. 500 sniper kills? Now that is just badass.

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  32. I remember my professor mentioning that the Winter War was won by Finland because they could get around on skis... would have liked to go more in depth, but it was a Russian history class so it was kind of glossed over really quickly. Needless to say, Häyhä sounds sufficiently awesome.

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  33. If I ever see a Finnish farmer, I'm running for the hills. Unless he'd find that a game. And I'm pretty sure he'd win...

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  34. I heard aboit that guy some months ago. What a badass.

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  35. I heard that Simo Hayha pisses rocket fuel. Is this true?

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  36. Yeah I know that story. You should check out Jack churchill a guy that fought with a broadsword in ww2.

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  38. It said he just went into a coma and then came out of it at the end of the war. He wasn't dead, he was just resting.

    I think the history channel did some time on him during their "sniper week" a couple months ago.

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  39. in response to"Janez" comment....the russians didnt "win" shit....FINLAND,was and REMAINED a free,democratic country...despite being abandoned to fight russia ALONE....UNLIKE,poland,hungary,ect,ect,ect....they might have lost a small amount of land...but RETAINED their freedom and liberty....based on nothing more than sheer courage.

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