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Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger Knights Cross

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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 honoured 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-rifl
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Published June 15th 2008 by Pen & Sword
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Clarke Wood
Dec 23, 2012 Clarke Wood rated it really liked it
I would recommend this book as a memoir of a sniper on the eastern front. It is unique in that while there are a lot of landser memoirs, first person sniper accounts are rare. The author was conscripted, and served briefly as a machine gunner in 1943 and was wounded. While recovering, Sepp procured a captured Russian rifle and found he had very good marksmanship. According to his account, snipers were not formally really employed by the wehrmacht, and for the rest of the war his mountaineering u ...more
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