Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger Knights Cross [NOOK Book]

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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 Knight's 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 ...
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Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger Knights Cross

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Overview

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 Knight's 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 regiment's 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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Sniper Central
The insights and recounts of the battles are especially interesting , especially to see how a sniper operated in a war of losing ground.
—M. Ewing
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848846937
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
  • Publication date: 6/15/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 125,185
  • File size: 2 MB

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Albrecht Wacker specializes in Military History.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    A must read , hard to put down!!

    One of the best 1st person WW2 accounts I have read. Well pieced together. I could hardly put it down.

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