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Sniping : an illustrated history

Author: Pat Farey; Mark Spicer
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zenith ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The focus of this book is on the history of sniping, mainly from distance, using firearms. It details the dark history of sniping and snipers through the ages (mainly military but also includes some references to police sniping or "marksmanship") covering conflicts during the French-Indian Wars, America's Revolutionary War to the Middle East conflicts of today. Each chapter draws from incidents of armed combat from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Farey; Mark Spicer
ISBN: 9780760337172 0760337179
OCLC Number: 428065910
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Contents: From musket to rifle, shooter to sniper --
New skills and forgotten lessons --
A new century --
Peace at last?
Responsibility: Pat Farey & Mark Spicer.

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The focus of this book is on the history of sniping, mainly from distance, using firearms. It details the dark history of sniping and snipers through the ages (mainly military but also includes some references to police sniping or "marksmanship") covering conflicts during the French-Indian Wars, America's Revolutionary War to the Middle East conflicts of today. Each chapter draws from incidents of armed combat from around the world and assesses the equipment and tactics deployed. It also describes the importance of camouflage schemes and concealment techniques.

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