Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight’s Cross

Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight’s Cross Author Albrecht Wacker
ISBN-10 1781590044
ISBN-13 9781781590041
Year 2016-02-11
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Pen and Sword
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Josef Sepp Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honored with the award of the Knights Cross An Austrian conscript after qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942 Wounded at Voroshilovsk he experimented with a Russian sniper rifle while convalescing and so impressed his superiors with his proficiency that he was returned to the front on his regiments only sniper specialist In this sometimes harrowing memoir Allerberger provides an excellent introduction to the commitment in field craft discipline and routine required of the sniper a man apart There was no place for chivalry on the Russian Front Away from the film cameras no prisoner survived long after surrendering Russian snipers had used the illegal explosive bullet since 1941 and Hitler eventually authorized its issue in 1944 The result was a battlefield of horror Allerberger was a cold blooded killer but few will find a place in their hearts for the soldiers of the Red Army against whom he fought

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