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Osprey Special Editions (Military) : Out of Nowhere : A History of the Military Sniper

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 material from the author's first hand interviews with the veteran snipers whose skills and extraordinary courage have made them the most greatly feared specialists in warfare. Text by Martin Pegler.

    Contents
  • The Sniper in Perspective
  • The Rifleman Emerges 1500-1854
  • American Civil War and European Wars 1854-1914
  • World War One : The Watershed 1914-1916
  • World War One : The Fight Back 1916-1930
  • Russian Sniping 1926-1945
  • Germany and the War in Russia 1941-1945
  • The War against Japan 1941-1945
  • The War in Western Europe 1940-1945
  • Limited Wars 1945-1985
  • Vietnam : America's Nemesis
  • Into the 21st Century

 

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