Out of Nowhere: A History of the Military Sniper

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Osprey Publishing, 2004 - History - 352 pages
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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, for most of the 20th century snipers were regarded as little more than paid assassins. It was not until the Vietnam War that the undeniable effectiveness of the sniper was fully appreciated by the military, and with the advent of the 21st century the sniper has become one of the most vital battlefield specialists. Illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photographs, this chronological study of snipers details their evolution, training, weaponry and tactics. It also includes unique contributions from the men and women whose skills and extraordinary courage have made them the most greatly feared specialists in warfare.
  

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Review: Out of Nowhere: A history of the Military Sniper

User Review  - Jon Penny - Goodreads

Recommended for any student of long range rifle shooting and/or it's application in war. Read full review

Review: Out of Nowhere: A history of the Military Sniper

User Review  - Peter Fortune - Goodreads

OK, first a confession. I am a long-time gun enthusiast (but not a gun nutó please keep your opinions to yourself); I am also a devotee of novels about snipers (Stephen Hunter's Bob Lee Swagger ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
9
CHAPTER 1
30
CHAPTER 3
55
THE FIRST WORLD WAR THE WATERSHED 191416
78
CHAPTER 5
99
THE FIRST WORLD WAR THE FIGHT BACK 191618
119
CHAPTER 6
158
THE GERMAN SNIPER THE WAR WITH RUSSIA 194145 182
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CHAPTER 9
227
CHAPTER 10
262
VIETNAM AMERICAS NEMESIS
293
CHAPTER 12
310
GLOSSARY
334
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Martin M. Pegler, a leading authority on store design and visual merchandising, has more than forty years' experience in the industry. He is the author of many books, including the Stores of the Year series," Specialty Food Store Design" and more. He lives in New York City.

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