Osprey Publishing 68 Elite The Military Sniper since 1914

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Historic Background · World War I · World War II · Snipers since 1945 · Commentary on the colour artwork · Index

Product details

Published Jan 25 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841761411
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 49 b/w; 19 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Elite
Short code ELI 68
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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