SNIPER ACE: FROM THE EASTERN FRONT TO SIBERIA
Author: Bruno Sutkus
Publisher: PALADIN PRESS, Feb 2010
This remarkable book provides an honest, detailed, firsthand account of 1 of Germany's most successful snipers on the Eastern Front & is fully supported by contemporary documents & photographs. Photos & illus.; 6.5x9 inches, 256 pgs.
Introduction by David L. Robbins.
NEW! Throughout World War II German snipers had to keep an official Scharfsh?tzenheft, or sniper log, which recorded every kill. Each success had to be verified by a witness & signed by a superior officer. One of only a few such books to have survived the war, the logbook of Bruno Sutkus recorded more than 200 kills, making him one of the war's most successful snipers. Sniper Ace contains a large part of Sutkus' journal.
When the war ended, Sutkus was forced to join the Red Army. He deserted to join the Lithuanian resistance fighters but was captured & tortured by the KGB before being sent to a Siberian gulag. It was not until the collapse of the Soviet Union that Sutkus was able to return to Germany in 1997 & find his sniper log, still in the hands of the Red Cross nurse who had treated him in 1945.
This remarkable book provides an honest, detailed, firsthand account of one of Germany's most successful snipers on the Eastern Front & is fully supported by contemporary documents & photographs.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"It's extremely rare to find a firsthand account by one of Germany's most accomplished Second World War snipers but rarer yet, this memoir incorporates his actual wartime shooting logbook, documenting 207 kills." ?Maj. John L. Plaster, author of The Ultimate Sniper & The History of Sniping & Sharpshooting.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bruno Sutkus was born in East Prussia in 1924. Serving with the Wehrmacht's 68th Infantry Division, he was awarded numerous medals, including the Iron Cross 1st & 2nd class & the Sniper's Badge (gold). After many years of exile in Siberia, he was welcomed in Lithuania as a hero & advised their army on sniping skills. He died in Germany on August 29, 2003.