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Elite #068: The Military Sniper Since 1914

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Publisher Comments:

It was only in World War I (1914-1918) 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.

Synopsis:

This title describes and illustrates the weapons and tactics of the specialist military marksman from World War I to the Gulf War. It focuses on the scout-sniper to snipers on the Russian Front; a role in which women excelled.

About the Author

Martin Pegler was born in 1954, and educated at Hampton School and London University. He is Senior Curator of Weapons at the Royal Armouries, Leeds; his hobbies include shooting historic firearms, and touring Europe by motorcycle. He has previously written two titles in Osprey's Warrior series: The US Cavalryman 1865-90 and The British Tommy 1914-18. Martin Pegler lives in Yorkshire with his wife and two cats.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841761411
Author:
Pegler, Martin
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Bujeiro, Ramiro
Author:
Pegler, Martin M.
Author:
Bujeiro, Ramiro
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Snipers.
Subject:
Sniping
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Elite series ;
Series Volume:
068
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
68
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.76x7.27x.27 in. .52 lbs.

Related Subjects


History and Social Science » Military » Elite
History and Social Science » Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Men At Arms Series
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General

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"Synopsis" by , This title describes and illustrates the weapons and tactics of the specialist military marksman from World War I to the Gulf War. It focuses on the scout-sniper to snipers on the Russian Front; a role in which women excelled.
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