The White Death. . This is Simo Hayha. He served one year of mandatory military service for the Finnish army and was a decorated marksman. During the Winter War
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The White Death

This is Simo Hayha. He served
one year of mandatory military
service for the Finnish army and
was a decorated marksman.
During the Winter War (1939-
1940) with Russia, he
to help his country. He staked
out in a forest where
temperatures were -20 to
degrees celsius. He began
picking off Russian soldiers.
Once they found out all their
troops were being killed by one
man, he was nicknamed "The
White Death," for his white
camouflage he wore. The
Russians deployed a task force
to kill him, but they were all
gunned down. They then
deployed a team of counter
snipers (snipers trained to kill
other snipers) but Simo killed all
of them. Fearing the loss of
more soldiers the Russians
carpet bombed his location hut
Simo survived suffering only
slight damage to his jacket.
Eventually, a Russian' s bullet
caught Simo in the jaw, tearing
off "practically half his head."
He was carried by another
Finnish soldier to a hospital
where he was in a coma for a
week, and woke up to the news
that the war was over. His
confirmed kill count with his
rifle was 505 (the most of any
Finnish soldier) although it is
believed his final kill count was
much higher as he also used an
SWIG. To avoid being seen by any
enemy troops, he used a rifle
with just the iron sights, so no
one would see the glare off his
scope. He would also keep snow
in his mouth at all times " no
one would he able to see his
breath. Also, "The White Death"
still stands to this day as the
most badass nickname ever.
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#23 - falloutfanatic ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
2 quick side notes:
1) Killed the asshole that shot him, then got carried away
2) Greatest sniper in Finnish history? Try WORLD history
User avatar #31 to #23 - Onemanretardpack (03/29/2013) [-]
Finnish history, yes. World history? No. Although he's definitely out there in terms of skill there are many as good or better than him.
#63 to #31 - sanepane (03/29/2013) [-]
Simo Häyhä had anywhere from 200 to 700 kills with just a regular bolt-action rifle. No scope, all the while shooting russian soldiers from up to half a kilometer away. He's definitely a contender for "best sniper of all time."
User avatar #121 to #31 - rieskimo (03/29/2013) [-]
My favorite part is that you responded that he wouldn't be the best in the world, but instead of naming any contenders for the spot you just lazily said "I'm sure there are plenty of snipers as good or better than him".

Really? Good argument.
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#40 to #23 - freeyourmind (03/29/2013) [-]
i'd like to see him fight me 1v1 in his prime
#7 - honditar (03/28/2013) [-]
So:
Black death killed a lot of people, AND White death killed a lot of people.
But only White death is a hero.
#115 to #7 - thegazz (03/29/2013) [-]
How could Black Death, a disease, be a hero?
User avatar #135 to #7 - ithinkimfunny (03/29/2013) [-]
I love you
#165 to #7 - silverlance (03/29/2013) [-]
I cant, nor will I ever be able to
I cant, nor will I ever be able to
User avatar #139 to #7 - xxDanvelxx (03/29/2013) [-]
That's because Black death was a ****** .
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User avatar #164 to #117 - psychopsychedelic (03/29/2013) [-]
Atheist is a race now?
User avatar #185 to #164 - imnotkickthecat (03/29/2013) [-]
Yea, its genetic like gays don't you know?
#22 - tangentialrex (03/29/2013) [-]
OP, just wanna let you know that the guy in the pic is actually a Swedish conscript, not Hayha.

Here's a pic of him post-getting shot in the face, though.
User avatar #91 to #22 - daerkxp (03/29/2013) [-]
It looks like the left half of his face is paralyzed, but hell he's still not a bad looking guy.
#132 to #22 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
he looks like a crappy photoshop
User avatar #28 to #22 - ilovepelicans (03/29/2013) [-]
wait I thought this was the guy that stuck half his face into a particle accelerator thingy majig
User avatar #68 to #22 - princessthymicorn (03/29/2013) [-]
Yo, Tommy! I didn't hear no bell.
#99 - danielscqro (03/29/2013) [-]
it wasn't just this guy, the whole country was badass.
User avatar #186 to #99 - imnotkickthecat (03/29/2013) [-]
Well the soviets didn't know how to tactics back then.
#60 - infektio (03/29/2013) [-]
Kyrpä
#92 to #60 - kisushima (03/29/2013) [-]
WHAT DID YOU JUST CALL ME!?
User avatar #78 to #60 - babbysmithy (03/29/2013) [-]
Sisu vittu.
User avatar #83 to #60 - everheat ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Pillu
#61 to #60 - lifeiscool **User deleted account** (03/29/2013) [-]
...juuuust näin...
User avatar #65 to #60 - appelsiini (03/29/2013) [-]
Jep näin..
#26 - TheVertigo (03/29/2013) [-]
The song. Listen to it.
#111 to #26 - xadakk (03/29/2013) [-]
******* love Sabaton...and this muh-fukkin song.
Pic related...another era related BAD ASS on the right
User avatar #199 to #111 - TheVertigo (03/29/2013) [-]
Can't really tell... Is that Gallipoli?
User avatar #200 to #199 - xadakk (03/29/2013) [-]
Normandy, Jack Churchill on the right with the Claymore.
User avatar #201 to #200 - TheVertigo (03/29/2013) [-]
Ah. I thought the landing craft was too early to be Normandy.

But, TO THE GATES OF HELL!
User avatar #14 - warofsodom (03/28/2013) [-]
Is there anything a Finn can't do!?
User avatar #191 to #14 - failtolawl ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Have anyone give a **** about them?
User avatar #86 to #14 - vosdiliguntoptimus (03/29/2013) [-]
Playing mw3.. worst players ever in mw3. mw3.
#140 to #86 - mercurry (03/29/2013) [-]
Maybe because no good player wants to Waste their time on 			******		 game like MW3...
Maybe because no good player wants to Waste their time on ****** game like MW3...
User avatar #162 to #86 - tonkkax (03/29/2013) [-]
Yet they hold most of the world records on Counter Strike, a game way more hardcore than COD.

The top ranked Runescape player is Finnish too.
#73 to #14 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
Stop talking Swedish.
#67 to #14 - princessthymicorn (03/29/2013) [-]
Go in the ocean.
Go in the ocean.
User avatar #71 to #67 - tonkkax (03/29/2013) [-]
Danish people are the ones who are afraid of water.
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#88 to #67 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
Be a faggot, unlike you.
#156 to #14 - fedexman (03/29/2013) [-]
Suck as bad as the Russians in WW2....
Suck as bad as the Russians in WW2....
User avatar #163 to #14 - fantomen (03/29/2013) [-]
stay sober for more than 30 minutes.
talk to a another human.
User avatar #104 to #14 - angelious (03/29/2013) [-]
actually like their neighbor countries?
User avatar #16 to #14 - FreddeMM ONLINE (03/28/2013) [-]
be sober
#103 - xenoquack (03/29/2013) [-]
What I saw at first glance:
#107 to #103 - dxninjaxo ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#170 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
what a ******* camper
#21 - kaksikymmentakolme (03/29/2013) [-]
i would like to correct some things in this post. it's generally true but i would like to correct some things. firstly his name is Simo Häyhä not hayha and that he really killed only around 200-400 people with his rifle and smg (most english sources are incorrect)
i would like to correct some things in this post. it's generally true but i would like to correct some things. firstly his name is Simo Häyhä not hayha and that he really killed only around 200-400 people with his rifle and smg (most english sources are incorrect)
#109 to #21 - uberhans (03/29/2013) [-]
you lying red bastard!
#24 to #21 - tangedal (03/29/2013) [-]
And you got the proof of less kills where?
User avatar #44 to #24 - narutohaukea (03/29/2013) [-]
sorry wrong guy
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User avatar #122 to #21 - rieskimo (03/29/2013) [-]
"only around 200-400 kills" that's my favorite part.

I understand that the humbers widely known are inflated, but he is still extremely impressive either way.
User avatar #45 to #21 - narutohaukea (03/29/2013) [-]
i would actually like to see the proof cause every time i look him up (i have been recently) i see his total come out to be around 700 please correct me with source of proof
#89 to #45 - kaksikymmentakolme (03/29/2013) [-]
in a book called Simo Häyhä - valkoinen kuolema there was an interview where he said that the numbers were highly exaggerated for propaganda reasons and that he really killed only around 200-400 people
#113 to #89 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
"Only 200 to 400"

That's still goddamn insane/impressive.
#112 to #89 - tangedal (03/29/2013) [-]
Allright.
#176 - jgo ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
WHITE DEATH?!?
#119 - ragingflamingos (03/29/2013) [-]
Findland's face when Russians.
#141 to #119 - ragingflamingos (03/29/2013) [-]
More Russians...
#142 to #141 - ragingflamingos (03/29/2013) [-]
Dammit.......
User avatar #32 - drdiddly (03/29/2013) [-]
Wow, one guy once got 300 confirmed kills in the gorillia warfare
#195 to #32 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
One guy also got 2000 confirmed kills in terrorist warfare
User avatar #36 to #32 - uncledick (03/29/2013) [-]
it's 'Guerilla...'
#38 to #36 - Iloldmypants (03/29/2013) [-]
Are you sure?
#37 to #32 - normanreedus (03/29/2013) [-]
Guerrilla, either that or i'm being completely ignorant and he actually fought gorilla's.


most like, you don't know the difference between a ******* animal and specific kind of warfare.
#41 to #37 - midgetnigger (03/29/2013) [-]
**** yeah! Gorilla War! Sign me up for that **** !
User avatar #81 to #37 - SognaVetr (03/29/2013) [-]
You Dun Goof'd!
#39 to #37 - jacklane (03/29/2013) [-]
....Except it's not me, it's you. But it's still your mom.

How did you not get this???

And just in case you didn't get this either, this means your mom is sucking your dick.
User avatar #74 to #37 - badgerbaiting (03/29/2013) [-]
It's from a copy pasta, the link to which is:
knowyourmeme.com/memes/navy-seal-copypasta

Have a nice day.
#18 - krahne (03/29/2013) [-]
White death you say?
#180 - yamescoo (03/29/2013) [-]
so he is basically the end from MGS
#205 to #180 - anon (03/31/2013) [-]
That is who they were going for with that character. The End uses a Mosin as well
#172 - sillymoose (03/29/2013) [-]
How many times are we gonna see this before it gets boring?
How many times are we gonna see this before it gets boring?
User avatar #187 to #172 - angelooo (03/29/2013) [-]
Hmm.. I don't know man that Gif is pretty entertaining
#129 - horridnanaa (03/29/2013) [-]
Suomi perkele
User avatar #179 to #143 - ponchosdm (03/29/2013) [-]
DAM! nice scene!
User avatar #10 - chootem (03/28/2013) [-]
This guys story is what convinced me to buy a Mosin Nagant. That was his rifle of choice
User avatar #19 to #10 - therealtjthemedic (03/29/2013) [-]
He was a wise man.
#52 to #10 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
No! It was finnish rifle M27="pystykorva" as we call it.
#204 to #52 - anon (03/31/2013) [-]
That is still a mosin buddy
#134 - Orangepeel (03/29/2013) [-]
You know you've been on FJ for a long time when this is the third time you've seen this post.

Thumbed up anyway though, just because The White Death.
#188 to #134 - anon (03/29/2013) [-]
White death/ blue eyesHuck finn / moral of story/ funny junkers LIE $$$ COVER/ PROTECT & FALL FOR ALL
#147 to #134 - fingapopyabuttho (03/29/2013) [-]
Wash your hair.
User avatar #148 to #147 - Orangepeel (03/29/2013) [-]
That's not me, genius.
#151 to #148 - fingapopyabuttho (03/29/2013) [-]
call her then.
#153 to #134 - sirhyden (03/29/2013) [-]
You'd loose a badger in those eyebrows.....
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