The Military Sniper Since 1914 the Military Sniper Since 1914
Publication Date: January 2001
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It was only in World War I (1914-1918) that the combination of high quality service rifles and new telescopic sights brought the true 'sniper' to the battlefield as a distinct specialist. By 1918 the scout-sniper's value as an observer and gatherer of intelligence was as important as his lethal skills, but these were disregarded in the interwar years. From 1939-45 most armies had to train and equip snipers from scratch, but they were to play a major role in all theatres of war. Famously, on the Russian Front it was a role in which women excelled. This title recounts the development of weapons, sights, tactics and clothing in all the major armies, from Flanders to the Gulf.
About the AuthorMartin M. Pegler has been in the field of visual merchandising and store design for over fifty years and has authored and edited more than seventy books. He is an international lecturer on Display, Visual Merchandising and Store Design and an editor of the quarterly publication, Retail Design International. Pegler has been honored by the Professionals for the Advancement of Visual Education (PAVE) with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He has received the NY State's Chancellor's award for Excellence in Teaching, is an inductee in the Visual Merchandising / Display Industries Hall of Fame and an elected member of the Society of Visual Merchandisers.
Leigh Neville is an Australian intelligence specialist who is currently studying for a degree in International Security. He has published a number of articles on the subject and has excellent contacts in the US, UK and Australian special forces. The author lives in New South Wales, Australia.
RAMIRO BUJEIRO has become a frequent and popular contributor to Osprey Military's book series since illustrating "Warrior 23, US Marine in Vietnam" (1998). He is an experienced commercial artist who lives and works in his native city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His professional background includes many commissions as a figure illustrator and strip cartoonist for clients all over Europe and the Americas, including many years' work for IPC Magazines in Great Britain. His main interests are the political and military history of Europe in the first half of the 20th century.