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By Martin Pegler

It used to be in simple terms in international conflict I (1914-1918) that the combo of top quality provider rifles and new telescopic attractions introduced the real 'sniper' to the battlefield as a special professional. through 1918 the scout-sniper's worth as an observer and gatherer of intelligence used to be as vital as his deadly talents, yet those have been ignored within the interwar years. From 1939-45 such a lot armies needed to educate and equip snipers from scratch, yet they have been to play an incredible function in all theatres of conflict. Famously, at the Russian entrance it was once a task during which girls excelled. This identify recounts the improvement of guns, points of interest, strategies and garments in the entire significant armies, from Flanders to the Gulf.

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