Against incredible odds: which such stories are you fond of?

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In summary, the conversation discusses examples of standing against impossible odds and mentions Simo Hayha, a Finnish sniper who was credited with over 500 kills during the Winter War. Despite facing overwhelming forces, Hayha managed to survive and make a full recovery after being shot in the head. The conversation also mentions the potential for Hayha's story to be made into a movie.
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True stories or fiction, what examples of standing against impossible odds did you enjoy reading/watching? Anything where a few, or just one individual, faced death from an overwhelming force, yet managed to win/survive/beat (or nearly so).
 
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Rambo!
 
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The sperm that gets the egg.

We are all lottery winners!
 
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Simo Hayha - "The White Death - World's Greatest Sniper"

http://www.mosinnagant.net/finland/simohayha.asp
Simo Häyhä was called into action during the Winter War with his service under the 6th Company of JR 34 on the Kollaa River. The Finnish stand at Kollaa is often referred to as "The miracle of Kollaa," as the Finnish action here was most heroic. The Finnish forces in the region were under the command of Major General Uiluo Tuompo and they faced the 9th and 14th Soviet Armies. At one point the Finns at Kollaa were facing 12 divisions, some 160,000 men. The Red Army losses in this arena were staggering as the brave Finns took their toll on the communist invaders. There have been those that called the Finnish defense of this key region "fanatical", and it was in the Kollaa area were the famous battle of "Killer Hill" took place with 32 Finns battling 4,000 Soviet soldiers. These were the hunting grounds of Simo Häyhä and it should be noted that even against massive odds the Kollaa positions were still in Finnish hands at the end of the war (March 1940).

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Mr. Häyhä was credited with over 500 kills in his service during the Winter War with his service cut short as he was wounded on 3-6-40 by a Soviet sniper.

The Soviets didn't know what to do with this guy. They sent in task forces and teams of counter-snipers, and Hayha killed them, too. Out of frustration, they carpet-bombed the area, successfully wounding his coat. Eventually someone got lucky and shot him in the head, blowing half of it away.

Hayha made a full recovery.
 
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eazy e

ricky ross
 
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OAQfirst said:
Simo Hayha - "The White Death - World's Greatest Sniper"

http://www.mosinnagant.net/finland/simohayha.asp

The Soviets didn't know what to do with this guy. They sent in task forces and teams of counter-snipers, and Hayha killed them, too. Out of frustration, they carpet-bombed the area, successfully wounding his coat. Eventually someone got lucky and shot him in the head, blowing half of it away.

Hayha made a full recovery.

Now THAT STORY would make a great movie...forget Rambo.
 

1. What is "Against incredible odds" about?

"Against incredible odds" is a collection of stories about individuals who have overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and achieved success against all odds.

2. What makes these stories so compelling?

These stories are compelling because they showcase the human spirit and our ability to persevere and triumph in the face of adversity.

3. Are these stories based on real events?

Yes, all of the stories in "Against incredible odds" are based on real events and real people.

4. What kind of challenges do these individuals face?

The challenges vary from person to person, but they can include physical, mental, emotional, or societal obstacles that may seem impossible to overcome.

5. What can we learn from these stories?

These stories teach us the power of determination, resilience, and courage. They also remind us to never give up, even in the face of seemingly impossible odds.

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