Interview scoring Reich, the Second World War
• scoring Reich Interview of World War II
The most dangerous sniper Third Reich scored hundreds of goals. Sharpshooter was also a very successful: Matthias Hettsenauer managed to survive in captivity and in 1967 gave a rather insolent interview with Austrian edition, where he told his vision of the Second World War.
Hettsenauer got on the Eastern Front in 1943. Very quickly marksman pulls top snipers, and was transferred to the infamous third division of mountain rangers.
An ambitious soldier enjoyed great respect in the officers' quarters. Hettsenauer specifically chose a very difficult goal - his skills he showed on the 1000 meters.
I got a rifle with a 6x optical Hensoldt firms eye. This carbine Mauser 98 K, was much shorter than the Russian sniper rifle, which I had to leave in the part, and a telescopic sight was much better than Russian ... After the very first shot, I realized that in my hands an excellent weapon. At the same time we first got special sniper ammunition - Matthias Hettsenauer During the war of Austria withdrew its efficiency rules sniper. He rightly believed that the number of affected purposes is less important than the ability of the arrow to change the whole course of the battle.
Therefore Hettsenauer vytselivat first officers. This often demoralized the entire staff of the department, allowing the Germans to disrupt the offensive.
The end of the war found Hettsenauera in the hospital. Arrest, and then during the camps in the Soviet Union. Austrian found himself unjustly lucky guy - in 1956 he was sent home, where quite happily lived to be 80 years.