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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#7 - honditar (03/28/2013) [+] (8 replies)
So:
Black death killed a lot of people, AND White death killed a lot of people.
But only White death is a hero.
User avatar #14 - warofsodom (03/28/2013) [+] (13 replies)
Is there anything a Finn can't do!?
User avatar #16 to #14 - FreddeMM ONLINE (03/28/2013) [-]
be sober
#23 - falloutfanatic ONLINE (03/29/2013) [+] (7 replies)
2 quick side notes:
1) Killed the asshole that shot him, then got carried away
2) Greatest sniper in Finnish history? Try WORLD history
#22 - tangentialrex ONLINE (03/29/2013) [+] (4 replies)
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 #32 - drdiddly (03/29/2013) [+] (8 replies)
Wow, one guy once got 300 confirmed kills in the gorillia warfare
#38 to #36 - Iloldmypants (03/29/2013) [-]
Are you sure?
#60 - infektio (03/29/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Kyrpä
#103 - xenoquack (03/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
What I saw at first glance:
#99 - danielscqro (03/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
it wasn't just this guy, the whole country was badass.
#146 - selquiz ONLINE (03/29/2013) [-]
#21 - kaksikymmentakolme (03/29/2013) [+] (9 replies)
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)
#2 - forgivens (03/28/2013) [+] (2 replies)
**forgivens rolled a random image posted in comment #3669986 at My Little Pony fanfiction, backgrounds, songs, lyrics, and GIFs. ** <--- Repost.
#9 to #2 - geeko (03/28/2013) [-]
really?!?! He did this in 1939-1940, I am sure his legend has been told many times before I posted this.
really?!?! He did this in 1939-1940, I am sure his legend has been told many times before I posted this.
#26 - TheVertigo (03/29/2013) [+] (4 replies)
The song. Listen to it.
#119 - ragingflamingos (03/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Findland's face when Russians.
#18 - krahne (03/29/2013) [-]
White death you say?
#176 - jgo (03/29/2013) [-]
WHITE DEATH?!?
User avatar #10 - chootem (03/28/2013) [+] (3 replies)
This guys story is what convinced me to buy a Mosin Nagant. That was his rifle of choice
#134 - Orangepeel (03/29/2013) [+] (5 replies)
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.
#172 - sillymoose (03/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
How many times are we gonna see this before it gets boring?
How many times are we gonna see this before it gets boring?
#129 - horridnanaa (03/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Suomi perkele
#84 - portugaltheman (03/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
The Black Death
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