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Soviet snipers on the Karelian Front during the Continuation War against Finland.<br />
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Fascinating photos of World War Two's deadliest snipers in action including a woman with over 300 confirmed kills feature in a new book.<br />
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These highly skilled marksmen and women were deployed by both sides to lethal effect, hiding in unusual positions to get the best shot.<br />
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It was a precarious existence as when they were captured, they were invariably shot on the spot as they were unfairly seen as 'cowards' - the average lifespan of a sniper was just three weeks.<br />
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Their remarkable stories are told in The Sniper Anthology, Snipers of the Second World War.<br />
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Several of the photos show glamorous Soviet sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who served with the Red Army during the Siege of Odessa and the Siege of Sevastopol. She was credited with a staggering 309 kills, making her the most successful female sniper in history.