Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Sniping in France: With Notes on the Scientific Training of Scouts, Observers, and Snipers” as Want to Read:
Sniping in France: With Notes on the Scientific Training of Scouts, Observers, and Snipers
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Preview

Sniping in France: With Notes on the Scientific Training of Scouts, Observers, and Snipers

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Major Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard was an explorer and adventurer who revolutionized the training of British Army snipers during the First World War. In this richly-detailed book, he explains his constant efforts to improve sniping standards, which finally resulted in the First Army School of Scouting, Observation and Sniping. Drawing on his experience as a big-game hun ...more
ebook, EPUB Edition
Published July 1st 2012 by Tales End Press (first published May 1920)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Sniping in France, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Sniping in France

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 40)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Mark Mortensen
This 1920 memoir from a British WWI officer sheds much light on the subject of WWI telescope sighted rifles, a technical subject that has been overlooked to a large degree.

When WWI began in 1914 the Germans led the technology and apparently by the end of the first year of war each German company consisted of roughly 6 snipers with telescope sighted rifles. In the latter months of 1915 the author was instrumental in adapting this technology to the British Expeditionary Forces through equipment a
...more
Steve
Excellent book on the training of sniping in the trenches during the first world war.
J.
I read a good version on online, glad to see it is being republished. the illustrations are an important part of the book. Rather a low key, 'here is how you do it' book on the technique use in the setting up of sniper positions and the training necessary to do it effectively. The writing was neither the jingoistic "jolly good show" of the war years, or the more realistic horror show of the latter twenties. Fits with the author's background as a big game hunter... technical and practical. a rare ...more
Arun Bala
Arun Bala marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2015
Anna Niem
Anna Niem marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2015
Margies Books
Margies Books marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2015
Aaron Oglesby
Aaron Oglesby marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2014
KOMET
KOMET marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2014
happy
happy marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2014
Jordan
Jordan marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2014
Jim
Jim added it
Mar 27, 2014
Richard
Richard marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2014
Stan Mccombs
Stan Mccombs marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2014
Andrei
Andrei marked it as to-read
May 17, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
771577
Major Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard, DSO, MC, FRGS, FZS (17 November 1876 – 14 June 1922) was an explorer, adventurer, big-game hunter and marksman who made a significant contribution to sniping practice within the British Army during the First World War. Concerned not only with improving the quality of marksmanship, the measures he introduced to counter the threat of German snipers were credite ...more
More about Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard...
The Experiences of Flaxman Low November Joe: Detective of the Woods Supernatural Detectives 3: Flaxman Low / Lord Syfret Through the Heart of Patagonia Where Black Rules White: A Journey Across and About Hayti

Share This Book