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This Woman Was One of WWII's Deadliest Snipers

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This Woman Was One of WWII's Deadliest Snipers

Short | 01:21

During WWII, Russia, in need of extra soldiers, sent many women into battle. That's how Lyudmila Pavlichenko became one of the most feared snipers of all time.

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With the help of some old and new collector friends, host Paul Shull sets out on a cross-country trek to try and settle an old argument: what was the best sniper rifle of WWII? He hunts down the deadliest rifles, helps rebuild a rare Soviet SVT-40, survives a grueling sniper boot camp and learns about the origins of the sharpshooter. Who will win this classic shootout? Paul aims to find out.

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