This Five-Foot-Tall Farmer Terrified The Soviets – And Became The Deadliest Sniper in History

It’s 1939, and the short but bitter Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union rolls on. Crack Finnish sniper Simo Häyhä pulls back the bolt on his Mosin-Nagant rifle, and the stealthy action is almost inaudible. He takes careful aim across the snow-covered landscape and draws a bead on a luckless Soviet soldier. He then gently squeezes his trigger. A shot echoes through the chilled air, and another enemy topples to the ground – stone dead.