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Eastern Front Sniper : The Life of Matthäus Hetzenauer
by Roland Kaltenegger and Martin Pegler




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Eastern Front Sniper is a long overdue and comprehensive biography of one of World War II's most accomplished snipers. Mathaus Hetzenauer, the son of a Tyrolean peasant family, was born in December 1924\. He was drafted into the Mountain Reserve Battalian 140 at the age of 18 but discharged five month's later. He received a new draft notice in January 1943 for a post in the Styrian Truppenubungsplatz Seetal Alps where he met some of the best German snipers and learned his art. Hetzenauer went on to fight in Romania, Eastern Hungary and in Slovakia. As recognition for his more than 300 confirmed kills he was awarded on the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on April 17, 1945. After nearly five years of Soviet captivity Mathaus Hetzenauer returned to Austria on January 10, 1950. He lived in the Tyrol's Brixen Valley until his death on 3 October of 2004.

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Overview

Eastern Front Sniper is a long overdue and comprehensive biography of one of World War II's most accomplished snipers. Mathaus Hetzenauer, the son of a Tyrolean peasant family, was born in December 1924\. He was drafted into the Mountain Reserve Battalian 140 at the age of 18 but discharged five month's later. He received a new draft notice in January 1943 for a post in the Styrian Truppenubungsplatz Seetal Alps where he met some of the best German snipers and learned his art. Hetzenauer went on to fight in Romania, Eastern Hungary and in Slovakia. As recognition for his more than 300 confirmed kills he was awarded on the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on April 17, 1945. After nearly five years of Soviet captivity Mathaus Hetzenauer returned to Austria on January 10, 1950. He lived in the Tyrol's Brixen Valley until his death on 3 October of 2004.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781784382162
  • ISBN-10: 1784382167
  • Publisher: Greenhill Books
  • Publish Date: May 2017
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds

Series: Greenhill Sniper Library

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