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GNM Out of Nowhere A History of the Military Sniper

GNM Out of Nowhere A History of the Military Sniper
Autor: Martin Pegler
Data publikacji: 2006-10-10
ISBN: 9781846031403
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 242 x 190mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 352
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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 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.

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

Martin Pegler has a BA Hons in Medieval and Modern History and an MA in Museum Studies, both from University College, London, and was for many years the Senior Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. He now lives in the Somme, France, where he and his wife run a small bed and breakfast, which is situated on top of the old German front line! Martin has established The Somme Historical Centre (www.martinpegler.com), where visitors can see the technology used in the 1914-18 trench warfare. Martin enjoys shooting historic firearms, and has participated in many shooting competitions. He is currently an author and firearms consultant and he also lectures at local Great War museums. In his spare time Martin runs motorcycle tours of the battlefield. He is the author of a number of books including 'The Military Sniper since 1914' (Osprey, 2001), 'Firearms in the American West 1700-1900' (The Crowood Press, 2002), and the highly acclaimed ‘Out of Nowhere: A History of the Military Sniper’ (Osprey, 2004), and he has also contributed to a number of magazines. In the 1980s he had the privilege of interviewing many World War I veterans about their wartime experiences, and the recordings are now part of the sound archives of the Imperial War Museum, London



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