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The Sniper Anthology

Snipers of the Second World War

Martin Mace

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Frontline
01 February 2020
Biography: historical, political & military; History; Second World War; Special & elite forces
Revered by some as the ultimate warrior, and condemned by others as ruthless assassins, the combat sniper is more than just a crack shot. These are highly disciplined individuals, calm professionals skilled in marksmanship, reconnaissance and camouflage. During the Second World War these lethal fighters were deployed by all sides to deadly effect. This collection of biographies written by sniper experts from around the world explores the careers of the top marksmen between 1939 and 1945. As well as providing incisive technical information, each author offers a glimpse of the character and personality of their chosen sniper, giving them a human face that is often missing in standard portrayals. These gripping, in-depth narratives go beyond the cursory treatment in existing histories and will be essential reading for anyone wanting to learn about the role and technique of the sniper during the Second World War. The impressive list of contributors to The Sniper Anthology includes Mark Spicer writing on Harry M. Furness, the last surviving British sniper who went ashore on D-Day; Martin Pegler, who details the famous Soviet sniper Vassili Zaitsev; Adrian Gilbert on the Wehrmacht sharpshooter and lone wolf Sepp Allerberger; and Roger Moorhouse on Simo Hayha, the man with the most confirmed kills in any major war. AUTHORS: This is a ground-breaking multi-author work which includes contributions from the following best-selling authors: Adrian Gilbert, Tom C. McKenney, Dan Mills, Roger Moorhouse, Tim Newark, Martin Pegler, Charles W. Sasser, Mark Spicer, Leroy Thompson, and John B. Tonkin. 50 b/w illustrations
By:   Martin Mace
Imprint:   Frontline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781526760692
ISBN 10:   152676069X
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

This is a ground-breaking multi-author work which includes contributions from the following best-selling authors: Adrian Gilbert, Tom C. McKenney, Dan Mills, Roger Moorhouse, Tim Newark, Martin Pegler, Charles W. Sasser, Mark Spicer, Leroy Thompson, and John B. Tonkin.

Reviews for The Sniper Anthology: Snipers of the Second World War

Each sniper's story is rather different, but each one also yields some interesting insights in the selection, training, and equipping of snipers, and also their methodology and operations. A good read about one of the more arcane aspects of modern warfare. --The NYMAS Review


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