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Article about: I was browsing the SA-kuva archives and I stumbled upon this photo. This very young soldier sure was lucky. Russian soldier used body armor for his life’s protection. His life was saved and

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    I was browsing the SA-kuva archives and I stumbled upon this photo. This very young soldier sure was lucky.

    Russian soldier used body armor for his life’s protection. His life was saved and he was captured as a prisoner.

    Terrain of Syskyjärvi, 1944.07.15.


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    I wonder if he was hit by pistol/submachinegun rounds? i can't see that armour stopping rifle rounds. Great photo BTW!..
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    Are the bullet marks before or after he was captured?
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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    I wonder if he was hit by pistol/submachinegun rounds? i can't see that armour stopping rifle rounds. Great photo BTW!..
    That's what I was thinking Gunny. Most likely hit by a spray of a submachine gun?

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    I remember seeing a photo of a SN-42 body armor with bullet marks before. Here's one that's located in the Mikkeli Infantry Museum.

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    Excellent pic, I had not seen before. Thanks!
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