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Sniping in the Great War
Military snipers are highly trained marksmen who target individual enemy soldiers. They are regarded as vital specialists in modern warfare, and their role evolved throughout the Great War. As Martin Pegler shows in this wide-ranging, authoritative study, the technique of sniping adapted rapidly to the conditions of static warfare that prevailed through much of the conflic ...more
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Pen & Sword Books
(first published August 21st 2008)
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Jul 24, 2009 James rated it really liked it
Extremely thoroughly researched, clearly a labor of love. I would have preferred more focus on the skills and psychology of the snipers whose stories are told and not so much microscopic detail about their rifles, sights, and other equipment, but still found this an interesting read - I'd recommend this to anyone with a strong interest in either military history or marksmanship.
Martin Pegler has a BA Hons in Medieval and Modern History and an MA in Museum Studies, both from University College, London, and was for many years the Senior Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. He now lives in the Somme, France, where he and his wife run a small bed and breakfast, which is situated on top of the old German front line! Martin has established The Somme Histor ...moreMore about Martin Pegler