Tapio Saarelainen is a career officer in the Finnish Army. He has spent two decades training snipers for the Finnish Army and contributed to the Finnish Army's manual for snipers. In his youth he competed in rifle shooting. The author has spent much time investigating Simo Hayha's life and accomplishments and he interviewed Simo dozens of times between 1997 and 2002.
We have had a number of books and movies recently about the exploits of snipers. None of the others even come close to Simo Hayha. .. The book is what we have come to expect from Casemate. It is well made and is liberally supplied with photos, maps, and some diagrams. * A Wargamer's Needful Things * This is a remarkable story of a remarkable man. No matter how many books on sniping you have read, this must be added to you list if your are serious about shooting. * Gun Mart * This is a very useful and informative biography of the Finnish sniper Simo Hayha, written by Tapio Saaerlainen who is also a sniper in the Finnish Army. Anyone who wants to learn more about sniping needs this book in their library... The reason to buy this book is that he also shares what he learned with us in chapters titled, The Secrets of Simo Hayha's Success and Using Simo Hayha's Experiences. * Snipercraft *