Friday, October 7, 2016

Badassery comes in all shapes and sizes

Roza Shanina, 19-year-old Soviet sniper who killed 54 men during WWII.
Member of Irish Republican Army during The Troubles, Ireland 1970s.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would take the claim of 54 with a huge helping of salt. The Russian Army propaganda department killed more Germans than their snipers ever did. In Normandy a British intelligence officer interrogated every German POW he could find who had been on the Russian front to find out what they feared the most. The POWs feared the T34, katyusha rockets and the human wave attacks, but considered Russian snipers a nuisance. I have the book somewhere in the house but I can't lay my hands on it. There is no such thing as too many books, there just aren't enough shelves.

Al_in_Ottawa

Anonymous said...

"A comrade on my left and another on my right,
And a clip of ammunition for my little Armallite..."

Anonymous said...

By the way, doesn't that IRA member have awfully big hands for a woman?

Al_in_Ottawa

Anonymous said...

nonetheless...."..the female of the species is more deadly than the male."...R. Kipling


vaquero viejo

Granny said...

You go girls! We can out shoot, out think and basically rule most males. If we choose not to, It's because you are boring, predictable and childish.

BW Bandy said...

Isn't the top picture from a Russian dating site?

Anonymous said...

There were several women snipers in Russia with scores above 200. Irish women were always bad ass. "Up a long ladder and down a short rope. To hell with King Billy and GOD bless The Pope. If that doesn't do we'll tear 'em in two, and send'em to hell with the Orange and Blue"----Just a little somethin' a girl from Belfast used to say---Ray

pigpen51 said...

I seem to remember many young ladies from the ukraine who were quite bad ass in their own right. One was the inspiration for that forgettable tom cruise movie, that was basically a remake of ground hog day with guns. I forget the name, of course, but the girl was played by the always hot Emily Blunt.