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Retrieved 19 February Retrieved 12 March — via Google Books. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 March Forces Network. Iltalehti in Finnish. Retrieved 18 July Retrieved 12 March Sniper: The Skills, the Weapons, and the Experiences. Martin's Press. Retrieved 19 August Finland at War, — Osprey Publishing.
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White Death and the Winter War: How a Tiny Army Defeated the USSR
Writer Robbie Morrison turned these materials into a vision of the sad, painful, ultimately pointless story of this small but hard-fought campaign. Artist Charlie Adlard illustrated the story in an unusual style of chalk and charcoal on grey paper, achieving a very suitable look for the book, starting right from the arresting cover image of an Italian soldier wrapped in a muffler and wearing snow goggles, which is liable to be mistaken for a skull at first glance -- and possibly at second.
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For all we can tell, this is one of the frozen soldiers. Indeed, the end of the story can be interpreted as showing that all of the characters who avoided being shot, stabbed, blown up or poisoned wound up dying the White Death. The modern conception of World War I is dominated by images of horrific trench warfare, poison gas, and swarms of men being mowed down by machine guns in the fields of France and Belgium.
How “White Death” Simo Häyhä Became The Deadliest Sniper In History
About a decade ago, I read a highly autobiographical novel Sardinian Brigade , by Emilio Lusso set in the lesser-known front of the Italian Alps. This graphic novel covers that same arena, where about a million soldiers died over the course of about three years of fighting. Much as I was looking forward to this, I found it kind of muddled and hard to engage with. To be sure, there are some haunting panels of faces locked in horror and pain. But the book suffers from a lack of story, lack of context, and frankly, a cast of characters who are very hard to distinguish from one another.
Admittedly, one of the themes of the book is how malleable nationality was in northeastern Italy, where territory shifted back and forth between Italy and Austria every few decades. But this is a more fundamental case of artwork and storytelling not communicating well. This becomes literal in one section where the lettering is done in a script in order to represent a letter, and its so tiny and hard to read that I almost stopped reading the whole book at that point. I kept going until the end, mainly because every few pages there was a striking image, but by the end I didn't feel like I read a story or been presented a message beyond a kind of "war is hell" cliche.
1. Häyhä has 505 confirmed kills to his name.
This is the sort of book that is a huge dichotomy to me in that I exactly hate it and admire it in equal measures. They are the sort of books that I will probably never forget, but that I hate every minute of reading. I really thought I would struggle to write a lot about this book, it does not lend itself to much description about the story, but evidentially I could write about this nearly indefinitely and winding this up is proving decidedly difficult.
To finish this much as I started, I hate this deeply and passionately because it is horrible; the point is it is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. This book is all about the dehumanization of war, the feeling that nothing you do will matter, nothing will be achieved and that in victory, you lost everything you were fighting for. See all 11 customer reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Get fast, free delivery with Amazon Prime.
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