Poetry Palace
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Poetry Palace

i.m. Vasily Zaystev

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev was a Soviet sniper during World War II. Between 10 November 1942 and 17 December 1942, during the Battle of Stalingrad, he killed 225 enemy soldiers, including 11 SS snipers

Who controls the past controls the future:
Said an anonymous red army soldier,
With a slightly Asiatic glint to his eye,
Just like Vasily, at the gates of Auschwitz,
Who stated unstintingly: ‘This was why we fought
The fascists

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John E Marks

John E Marks

I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can