Thursday, January 21, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
In light of the approaching Finnish Brutality: The Winter War match, I though we could take a look at the two rifles associated with the world's most successful sniper: Simo Häyhä. Häyhä was born in 1905, joined the Civil Guard at the age of 17, and did his mandatory military service from 1925 to 1927. He was first issued an American-made New England Westinghouse M91 Mosin as a Guardsman. After being discharged from the Army in 1927, he returned to active Civil Guard membership while living and working on his family farm in Karelia. He developed a reputation as an excellent marksman, both in competitive shooting and as a hunter.
MORE/VIDEO HERE (19:17 minutes)
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This is where I was stationed from 1978 to 1981. The kaserne was abandoned sometime in the early 90s and then was razed to the ground after that and a business park was built on its site.
I had a hard time recognizing any of the buildings and locations with it being as overgrown as it was and no GIs or military vehicles around the first time I watched it. The only places I did recognize was the motor pool bays, the EMS building and of course, the jail cells in the MP station. The second and third time I watched it, I was able to identify more of the areas he was driving around.
My barracks was the second building shown at the 10 second mark. As you turn in the main gate, the MP barracks and station was on the right, my barracks was directly across the street.
VIDEO (no audio) HERE (18 minutes)