Stalingrad snipers were a legend in their time. Their patience, keen eyes and ruthlessness helped win the Battle of Stalingrad and turn the tide of the Second World War.
This is the true story of a teenage sniper recruited in 1942 by Vasily Zaitsev to seek out and shoot German officers. To begin with, the youngster finds it almost impossible to kill, but after a shocking discovery, goes on to 'snap as many as 84 German sticks', and following capture and a daredevil escape, the sniper leads a handpicked unit on a hazardous mission – to seize Field Marshall Paulus, the Commander-in-Chief of the invading army. But this sniper is no ordinary marksman…
Suitable for young readers aged 10 to 13 years.
Soft cover, 229 pages.