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Military Sniper Since 1914, The

Military Sniper Since 1914, The
Condition: MINT/New
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Condition: NM-
Was: $14.00
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Military Sniper Since 1914, The
by Osprey
Author: Martin Pegler
Publish Date: 2001
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2147624110
Mfg. part #: OSPELI068
Type: Softcover

Description

It was only in World War I that the combination of high quality service rifles and new telescopic sights brought the true 'sniper' to the battlefield as a distinct specialist. By 1918 the scout-sniper's value as an observer and gatherer of intelligence was as important as his lethal skills, but these were disregarded in the interwar years. From 1939-45 most armies had to train and equip snipers from scratch, but they were to play a major role in all theatres of war. Famously, on the Russian Front it was a role in which women excelled. This title recounts the development of weapons, sights, tactics and clothing in all the major armies, from Flanders to the Gulf.