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Sniping in France

Author : H. Hesketh-Prichard
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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 hunter and marksman, he emphasized the importance of camouflage, careful observation, the ability to shoot quickly and accurately, and above all the necessity of out-thinking the opponent – for as he noted, sniping in the trenches was “really neither more nor less than a very high-class form of big game shooting, in which the quarry shot back.” The book includes many anecdotes of his times on the front lines, the various ruses and counter-ruses employed by the snipers on both sides, and his musings on the responsibilities of the sniper in future wars – in which he accurately predicts the role of the scout-sniper teams of today. Detailed appendices reproduce the early curriculum of his sniper school. A contemporary estimated that Hesketh-Prichard’s training saved the lives of over 3,500 Allied soldiers: this book explains how he did it.

Sniping in France

Author : H. Hesketh-Prichard
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The crack-shots of the war in the trenches Military historians have always been interested in the activities of snipers. For the uninitiated, there is something romantic about the lone marksman, far away from the security of his lines and his comrades, who lies camouflaged and still until the opportunity arises to strike down one of the enemy. It is a lonely and perilous way to make war and requires an individual not only possessed of great weaponry skills, but one with the mental fortitude to execute his task. For the enemy, death, coming swiftly and unseen from an unknown quarter, is a terrifying and demoralising prospect. We know much of the snipers of modern times, armed with their high powered and technical equipment, but the 'bolt from the blue' is as old as warfare itself. Kipling told it well in his poetry when he wrote, 'two thousand pounds of education drops to a ten rupee jezail.' This book concerns the snipers of the British Army as they operated in France during the First World War. It is an excellent book written by an author with first hand experience. The reader is taken through activities at the first Army School of Scouting, Observation and Sniping and the principles of sniping as they applied to the trench warfare. The author describes the genesis of sniping as the British Army went to war and includes many first hand accounts and often amusing anecdotes of the activities, snipers and observers operating between the battle lines at the height of the conflict. Recommended for all those interested in the Great War. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

Sniping in France With Notes on the Scientific Training of Scouts Observers and Snipers 1920

Author : H. Hesketh-Prichard
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Sniping in France

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Sniping in France

Author : Hesketh Vernon Hesketh Prichard
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Sniping in France

Author : H. Hesketh-Prichard, DSO, MC
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Available for the first time in years, this is a new edition of the classic account by the adventurer and big game hunter who developed and ran the British Army sniping programme in the First World War. When the war started in 1914, Germany's edge in the sniping duel on the Western Front cost thousands of British casualties. Sniping in France explains the methods Hesketh-Prichard used to reverse the situation and help win the sniping war. A glossary of terms and a photograph of the author have been added.

U S Navy SEAL Sniper Training Program

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The complete training manual used by the Navy SEALs to prepare and equip its sniper forces.

The Sniper at War

Author : Michael E Haskew
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The Sniper at War looks at the impact and role of the sniper from the American Revolutionary War to the present day. It was not until the late 18th century that advances in technology made accurate sniping with a gun possible. The American backwoodsmen took a toll of the redcoats with their hunting rifles, and the modern art of sniping was born. The book looks at how the art of sniping in war has become more professional and specialised, with dedicated training courses and equipment. Famous snipers throughout history are profiled, with testimonies from individual snipers who took part in modern conflicts from Vietnam to Afghanistan and the Gulf. Packed with first hand accounts from snipers and those who have faced them, this is the definitive guide to these secretive and deadly individuals and the role they have played in battle over the last three centuries.

Sniping Rifles on the Eastern Front 1939 45

Author : Martin Pegler
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The Soviet Union had developed a significant sniping force by 1939, but the extraordinary skill and cunning displayed by Finnish snipers during the Winter War forced the Soviets to innovate. On the other side, German sniping suffered from a lack of standardization of weapons and a lack of marksmen deployed at the start of the Great Patriotic War (1941–45). There were few heroes in the conflict, but on both sides, the snipers were idolized – especially on the Soviet side, gaining almost mythical status. As well as traditional bolt-action weapons, both sides used several types of semi-automatic rifle, such as the SVT-38 and the Gew 41. Offering greater firepower at the expense of long-range accuracy, such weapons would be profoundly influential in the postwar world. Fully illustrated, this absorbing study investigates the development of sniping weapons and techniques on World War II's Eastern Front.

Churchill s Wizards

Author : Nicholas Rankin
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The real story of how Winston Churchill and the British mastered deception to defeat the Nazis - by conning the Kaiser, hoaxing Hitler and using brains to outwit brawn. By June 1940, most of Europe had fallen to the Nazis and Britain stood alone. So, with Winston Churchill in charge the British bluffed their way out of trouble, drawing on the trickery which had helped them win the First World War. They broadcast outrageous British propaganda on pretend German radio stations, broke German secret codes and eavesdropped on their messages. Every German spy in Britain was captured and many were used to send back false information to their controllers. Forged documents misled their intelligence. Bogus wireless traffic from entire phantom armies, dummy airfields with model planes, disguised ships and inflatable rubber tanks created a vital illusion of strength. Culminating in the spectacular misdirection that was so essential to the success of D-Day in 1944, Churchill's Wizards: The British Genius for Deception 1914-1945 is a thrilling work of popular military history filled with almost unbelievable stories of bravery, creativity and deception. Nicholas Rankin is the author of Dead Man's Chest, Telegram From Guernica and Ian Fleming's Commandos. 'This is a story clamouring to be told. We could not have imagined the scope of the inventiveness, the daring of these people's imaginations . . . I could not stop reading this book.' Doris Lessing

The 21st Century Sniper

Author : Brandon Webb
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Twenty-first-century sniping tactics by Navy SeAL military sniper Brandon Webb.

The Australian Imperial Force in France 1916

Author : Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean
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Fieldcraft Sniping and Intelligence

Author : Nevill Armstrong
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This is the classic WW2 sniping handbook. The author had much experience in sniping on the western front in the First World War, and he wrote his experiences down for the use of troops and the Home Guard at the beginning of the Second World War. This important manual covers all aspects of sniping and is a first class introduction to the subject both then and now. At the start of the Second World War, Armstrong became an instructor in the Sniping Wing of the Small Arms Schools at Hythe and Bisley. In 1942 he became Commandant at the Royal Marine Sniping School. Written by one of the greatest experts in the art of sniping, Lt-Colonel Nevill Armstrong, a Canadian Officer who served with distinction on the Western Front during the First World War, this is the classic WW2 sniping handbook. The author had much experience in sniping during the war and he wrote his experiences down for the use of troops and the Home Guard at the beginning of the Second World War. This important manual covers all aspects of sniping and is a first-class introduction to the subject both then and now. At the start of the Second World War, Armstrong became an instructor in the Sniping Wing of the Small Arms Schools at Hythe and Bisley. In 1942 he became Commandant at the Royal Marine Sniping School. Armstrong served in France between 1915 and 1917, being mentioned in despatches four times. He was Chief Instructor at the 2nd Army School of Scouting, Observation and Sniping from 1915-16, and Commandant of the Canadian Corps School of Sniping from 1917-18. The book covers all aspects of sniping, fieldcraft and intelligence. It was largely based on Armstrong's experiences in the trenches, and includes detailed instructions for snipers operating in trench warfare, along with descriptions of hides, loopholes, sniper suits and all the other equipment and techniques in use at the time. It is well illustrated with many line drawings and diagrams, some of which are in colour. The book also looks at the tactical use of fieldcraft, camouflage and battlefield intelligence work. The Allies' development of systematic sniping during WW1 was initially unpopular, even among their own troops, but was an inevitable response to highly effective German sniping. In the first two years of the war German sniping was accounting for around 100 fatalities a day. By the end of the war, Allied snipers were more than matching their German opponents, thanks largely to their Canadian instructors. In 'Fieldcraft, Sniping and Intelligence', Armstrong defines the sniper as: "An expert rifleman 'out to kill' who is highly trained in observation and the use of ground; equally valuable in trench and open warfare. He should be able to pick out targets exposed for only short periods and kill with a single shot from concealed positions".

Bulletin 1901 195

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BPL News Bulletin

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Bulletin of the Brooklyn Public Library

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The Long Road to Victory

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Blackwood s Magazine

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Library Catalog 1927

Author : U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
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The Bookseller

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