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Attached is tiny notice from a post D-Day issue of YANK MAGAZINE that announced the capture of a German woman sniper named Myra. It is interesting to note that she was captured in civilian clothing; a male sharp-shooter would have quite likely been shot immediately for such an infraction. The popular reasoning on all sides during war stemmed from the fact that snipers do not take prisoners themselves, therefore why should they be afforded the privilege?

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The Lady was a Sniper... (Yank Magazine, 1944)

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