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Out of nowhere : a history of the military sniper

Author: Martin Pegler
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the American War of Independence to World War II, the history of the military combat marksman is one of indifference and cost cutting. For most of the 20th century snipers were regarded as little more than paid assassins. It was not until the Vietnam War that the military fully appreciated the undeniable effectiveness of the sniper. With the advent of the 21st century the sniper has become one of the most vital  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Pegler
ISBN: 1841768545 9781841768540
OCLC Number: 56654780
Description: 352 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: The sniper in perspective --
The rifleman emerges, 1500-1854 --
The American Civil War & European wars 1854-1914 --
The First World War, the watershed, 1914-16 --
The First World War, the fight back, 1916-18 --
Russian sniping, 1936-45 --
The German sniper & the war with Russia, 1941-45 --
The war against Japan, 1941-45 --
The war in western Europe, 1940-45 --
Limited wars, 1945-85 --
Vietnam, America's nemesis --
Into the 21st century.
Responsibility: Martin Pegler.

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From the American War of Independence to World War II, the history of the military combat marksman is one of indifference and cost cutting. Despite the proven effectiveness of the rifleman in battle,  Read more...

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