The Sniper at War: From the American Revolutionary War to the Present Day

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Macmillan, 2005 - History - 192 pages
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Nothing chills the blood of a soldier on the battle field more than the crack of a rifle shot and the cry of "Sniper!" A skilled sniper can stop even large units in their tracks and damge the enemy's morale. The Sniper at War looks at the impact and role of the sniper from the American Revolutionary War to the present day. From the very beginning, snipers risked their lives for the chance of a clean "kill." Haskew looks at how the art of sniping in war has become more professinoal and specialized, with dedicated training courses and equipment. Famous snipers throughout history are profiled, such as Vasili Zaitsev, a hero of the battle of Stalingrad, with testimonies from individual snipers who took part in modern conflicts from Vietnam to Afghanistan and the Gulf.
 

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This is a great book written by an excellent writer.
I'd highly recommend it.
It's interesting the things that a person can do who is highly trained and has high end equipment. Using a Rifle Scopes like the one bellow...you can shoot more accurately and from further away.
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Contents

THE WARS OF EMPIRE
7
TRENCH WARFARE
28
WAR IN THE WEST
45
THE EASTERN FRONT
65
THE PACIFIC THEATRE
83
KOREA AND THE COLD WAR
103
THE VIETNAM WAR
122
PARAMILITARY SNIPERS
143
RECENT CONFLICTS
159
MODERN SNIPERS
175
Bibliography
188
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MICHAEL E. HASKEW is the editor of WWII History Magazine. He has edited and written for military history publications for more than sixteen years.

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