Out of Nowhere

This revised edition of Out of Nowhere provides a comprehensive history of the sniper, giving insights into all aspects of his life; his training tactics, equipment and the psychology of sniping are examined in the context of the major wars ...

Out of Nowhere

Author: Martin Pegler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849088756

Page: 328

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The sniper is probably the most feared specialist warrior and the most efficient killer on the battlefield. Endlessly patient and highly skilled, once he has you in his crosshairs, your chances of survival are slim. This revised edition of Out of Nowhere provides a comprehensive history of the sniper, giving insights into all aspects of his life; his training tactics, equipment and the psychology of sniping are examined in the context of the major wars of modern times – including the American Civil War, both world wars, the Vietnam War and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. First-hand accounts from veteran snipers demonstrate their skill and extraordinary courage and show why they are still such a vital part of any war.

Sniper

Following the success of Out of Nowhere: A History of the Military Sniper, sniper expert Martin Pegler gives us an in-depth study of the emergence of American rifleman, sharpshooter and sniper, examining the evolution of the rifle in ...

Sniper

Author: Martin Pegler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849089922

Page: 304

View: 315

Following the success of Out of Nowhere: A History of the Military Sniper, sniper expert Martin Pegler gives us an in-depth study of the emergence of American rifleman, sharpshooter and sniper, examining the evolution of the rifle in America from the earliest firearms of the 15th century to the highly accurate sniping rifles of the 21st century. Pegler analyses the technological development of the rifle, sighting systems and ammunition and uses contemporary accounts to describe how the use of the rifle during the Revolutionary War, Civil War and the conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries have impacted on US military history. This detailed account concludes with a study of the American sniper in modern warfare, including Afghanistan and the ongoing conflict in Iraq, providing an overview of the march of weapons technology, as well as an unusual insight into the lives and the motives of the men who used them.

Sniper Rifles

This book details the development of ammunition, different weapons types including single shot, magazine loading and semi-automatic, as well as the introduction and use of optical sights.

Sniper Rifles

Author: Martin Pegler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849086591

Page: 80

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A technical outline of the history of the sniper rifle, from its introduction in warfare during the Napoleonic wars, through the US Civil War to its current apogee as the most frequently used combat rifle in Iraq and Afghanistan. This book details the development of ammunition, different weapons types including single shot, magazine loading and semi-automatic, as well as the introduction and use of optical sights. Martin Pegler, a leading expert on the history of sniping and former Senior Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries Leeds, also details the current advances in technology, such as laser range-finding sights and night vision devices. Using first-hand accounts, the book brings the dangerous world of the sniper to life revealing their training and concealment techniques as well as their mastering of their weapon of choice.

The Lee Enfield Rifle

Featuring first-hand accounts, brand-new full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the story of the Lee-Enfield, the innovative, reliable and long-lived rifle that equipped British and other forces through the world wars and ...

The Lee Enfield Rifle

Author: Martin Pegler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780960344

Page: 80

View: 549

The Lee-Enfield is one of the 20th century's most recognisable and longest-serving military rifles. It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957. It saw combat from the Boer War onwards, and thousands are still in use today; it is estimated that 17 million have been produced. Soldier's recollections of the rifle are overwhelmingly affectionate (it was known as the Smellie); today it remains a very popular target rifle for competitive shooting, and modern copies are being manufactured to meet demand. Featuring first-hand accounts, brand-new full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the story of the Lee-Enfield, the innovative, reliable and long-lived rifle that equipped British and other forces through the world wars and beyond.

Sniping in France with Notes on the Scientific Training of Scouts Observers and Snipers

This early work by Hesketh-Prichard was originally published in 1920 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.

Sniping in France  with Notes on the Scientific Training of Scouts  Observers  and Snipers

Author: Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473359449

Page: 332

View: 137

This early work by Hesketh-Prichard was originally published in 1920 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Sniping in France, with Notes on the Scientific Training of Scouts, Observers, and Snipers' is a manual on the art of warfare. Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard was born on 17th November 1876 in Jhansi, India. Hesketh-Prichard's first published work was 'Tammer's Duel' in 1896, which he sold to Pall Mall Magazine for a guinea. He often wrote with his mother under the pseudonyms "H. Heron" and "E. Heron", and together they created a popular psychic detective series around a character named "Flaxman Low".

Encyclopedia of World War II

Sergeant P. Dorzhiev, a Soviet sniper credited with killing 181 German soldiers
on the Leningrad front, looking through binoculars ... (Library of Congress) Red
Army soldiers shown as they move up on the ... The Military Sniper since 1914.

Encyclopedia of World War II

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781576079997

Page: 46

View: 935

Sharpshooting Rifles of the American Civil War

Featuring specially commissioned artwork, this is the engrossing story of the innovative rifles that saw combat in the hands of sharpshooters on both sides during the Civil War.

Sharpshooting Rifles of the American Civil War

Author: Martin Pegler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472815939

Page: 80

View: 833

At the outset of the American Civil War, the Union Army's sharpshooters were initially equipped with the M1855 Colt revolving rifle, but it was prone to malfunction. Instead, the North's sharpshooters preferred the Sharps rifle, an innovative breech-loading weapon capable of firing up to ten shots per minute – more than three times the rate of fire offered by the standard-issue Springfield .58-caliber rifled musket. Other Union sharpshooters were equipped with the standard-issue Springfield rifled musket or the .56-56-caliber Spencer Repeating Rifle. Conversely, the Confederacy favoured the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifled musket for its sharpshooters and also imported from Britain the Whitworth Rifle, a .45-caliber, single-shot, muzzle-loading weapon distinguished by its use of a twisted hexagonal barrel. Featuring specially commissioned artwork, this is the engrossing story of the innovative rifles that saw combat in the hands of sharpshooters on both sides during the Civil War.

The Optical Munitions Industry in Great Britain 1888 1923

See M. Pegler, The Military Sniper since 1914 (Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2001)
for background information on the employment of snipers. OH, vol. 11, part 3, p. 9
and MacLeod and MacLeod, 'Government and the Optical Industry in Britain', ...

The Optical Munitions Industry in Great Britain  1888   1923

Author: Stephen C Sambrook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317321049

Page: 272

View: 543

Running counter to the general decline of technological industries in post-Victorian Britain, optical munitions provides an important, previously overlooked, study into the business of manufacturing.

Posters of the Great War

Two hundred full-colour posters from the Great War Posters from Britain, France, Germany, Russia, America Classic graphic designs covering recruitment, fund-raising, soldiering, the enemy, the family, the home front, the post-war world.

Posters of the Great War

Author: Frederick Hadley

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781781592892

Page: 160

View: 772

Two hundred full-colour posters from the Great War Posters from Britain, France, Germany, Russia, America Classic graphic designs covering recruitment, fund-raising, soldiering, the enemy, the family, the home front, the post-war world.

One Shot Kills

A History of Australian Army Sniping Glenn Wahlert, Russell Linwood. ——, Out
of ... Sniper Rifles From the 19th to the 21st Century, Osprey Pubs., Oxford, 2004
——, The Military Sniper Since 1914, Osprey Pubs., Oxford, 2001. Plaster, J.L. ...

One Shot Kills

Author: Glenn Wahlert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1922132667

Page: 220

View: 117

A sniper is not just a good shot. While marksmanship is crucial, it is not this alone that defines the sniper. Snipers must also be superb bushmen, possess limitless patience, iron discipline, rat cunning, extraordinary stamina and attract more than their share of luck. The well-trained sniper will stalk his enemy or lie in wait for his target to appear. He will eliminate his target with just one shot and escape to repeat his mission time and again. The history of the Australian Army is replete with untold tales of brave men who built reputations as daring and skilful snipers. From the training grounds of the Boer War and First World War, Australian snipers honed their deadly skills and earned a fearsome reputation. In the Second World War they duelled with their German counterparts in the Western Desert and the hardy Japanese snipers of the Pacific War. The valuable lessons of two major wars had to be relearned for the Korean War where ‘naïve young men who knew nothing of combat sniping’ learned quickly or didn’t survive. The snipers of today’s Australian Army have learned the lessons of history and are held in the same high regard by friend and foe as their Gallipoli forebears. Snipers have become an essential force multiplier and have deployed on every operation since Somalia. One Shot Kills is the story of the sniper’s journey from the South African veldt to the recent battlegrounds of Iraq and Afghanistan. It is also the story of the development of the modern sniper’s combat weapon system in which technology has been harnessed to produce extraordinary results on the battlefield. Australian Army snipers are justifiably regarded as among the best in the world.

Red Army Sniper

In war, it is no secret that the casual don't survive'. Yevgeni Nikolaev was one of Russia’s leading snipers of World War II and his memoir provides and unparalleled account of front-line action in crucial theaters of war.

Red Army Sniper

Author: Yevgeni Nikolaev

Publisher:

ISBN: 1784382396

Page: 224

View: 347

'I did not regard myself as a slacker. Even in childhood I taught myself to carry out tasks entrusted conscientiously and carefully. In war, it is no secret that the casual don't survive'. Yevgeni Nikolaev was one of Russia’s leading snipers of World War II and his memoir provides and unparalleled account of front-line action in crucial theaters of war. Nikolaev is credited with a remarkable 324 kills and his wartime service included time in the siege of Leningrad in 1941/1942. His memoir is not a neutral, apolitical account. Far from it. Nikolaev asserts, for example, that Finland attacked Russia. As a member of the NKVD, it is not surprising that his memoir full of historical misinterpretation and justification of the agency’s actions. Equally, Nikoalev is dismissive of his Nazi opponents. On several occasions, he discusses his Nazi counterparts as bandits and scum, and implores the reader to “take a look, fellows, at the beast of a bastard I’ve laid low”. In vivid, arresting recollections he paints his actions in a saintly heroic light. He describes the comfort of the German foxholes, wired with telephone connections, relative to the Russians who fasted without food or water awaiting the moment for a perfect shot. He claims the Russian soldier was a moral warrior, killing only with head or heart shots. In addition to describing details of his kills, Nikolaev explains how his life was saved when an explosive rifle bullet struck a watch that he kept in his jacket pocket. His life was saved by a surgeon who extracted all the watch parts.

The Sniper at War

The lessons of the Winter War were apparently learned well, as author Martin
Pegler illustrates in his book The Military Sniper Since 1914. 'Some indication of
the losses inflicted by the Russians can be glimpsed from one assault by the ...

The Sniper at War

Author: Michael E Haskew

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 1908273976

Page: 192

View: 737

The Sniper at War looks at the impact and role of the sniper from the American Revolutionary War to the present day. It was not until the late 18th century that advances in technology made accurate sniping with a gun possible. The American backwoodsmen took a toll of the redcoats with their hunting rifles, and the modern art of sniping was born. The book looks at how the art of sniping in war has become more professional and specialised, with dedicated training courses and equipment. Famous snipers throughout history are profiled, with testimonies from individual snipers who took part in modern conflicts from Vietnam to Afghanistan and the Gulf. Packed with first hand accounts from snipers and those who have faced them, this is the definitive guide to these secretive and deadly individuals and the role they have played in battle over the last three centuries.

World War II The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes

Sergeant P. Dorzhiev, a Red Army sniper credited with killing 181 German
soldiers on the Leningrad front, looking through ... on one celebrated occasion a
Japanese sniper was comprehensively dispatched by a round from a Boys .50-
caliber antitank rifle, ... Initially, British snipers used the vintage Pattern 1914
Enfield rifle.

World War II  The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection  5 volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851099697

Page: 2471

View: 751

With more than 1,700 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of World War II, the events and developments of the era, and myriad related subjects as well as a documents volume, this is the most comprehensive reference work available on the war. • Provides a clear understanding of the causes of World War II, reaching back to World War I and the role of the Western democracies in its origin • Examines home front developments in major countries during the war, such as race and gender relations in the United States • Recognizes the important roles played by women in the war and describes how the United States mobilized its economy and citizenry for total war • Discusses the Holocaust and establishes responsibility for this genocide • Details the changing attitudes toward the war as expressed in film and literature

T 34 85 Medium Tank 1944 94

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T 34 85 Medium Tank 1944   94

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781855325357

Page: 48

View: 684

The T-34-85 tank is one of those rare weapons that have remained in service for more than half a century. First introduced in 1944, it has seen combat in nearly every corner of the globe. Steven Zaloga and Jim Kinnear look at this long-serving tank at length. Although long obsolete in Europe, it has proven a reliable and potent weapon in many Third World conflicts, and is still in service with more than a dozen armies around the world.

The Russo Japanese War 1904 1905

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The Russo Japanese War 1904   1905

Author: Geoffrey Jukes

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781841764467

Page: 96

View: 430

The Russo-Japanese war saw the first defeat of a major European imperialist power by an Asian country. When Japanese and Russian expansionist interests collided over Manchuria and Korea, the Tsar assumed Japan would never dare to fight. However, after years of planning, Japan launched a surprise attack on the Russian Port Arthur, on the Liaoyang Peninsula in 1904 and the war that followed saw Japan win major battles against Russia. This book explains the background and outbreak of the war, then follows the course of the fighting at Yalu River, Sha-ho, and finally Mukden, the largest battle anywhere in the world before the First World War.

Soldiers Songs and Slang of the Great War

Published to coincide with the centenary of the First World War, this collection of rousing marching songs, cheering ditties, evocative sing-alongs and complete diction of soldiers' slang reveals the best of British and Allied humour of the ...

Soldiers    Songs and Slang of the Great War

Author: Martin Pegler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472809297

Page: 408

View: 433

A celebration of cheerful determination in the face of appalling adversity Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War reveals the bawdy and satiric sense of humour of the Tommy in the trenches. Published to coincide with the centenary of the First World War, this collection of rousing marching songs, cheering ditties, evocative sing-alongs and complete diction of soldiers' slang reveals the best of British and Allied humour of the period. Wonderfully illustrated with Punch cartoons, posters and the soldiers' own Wipers Times, this nostalgic book will not only delight but also give a real sense of daily life amidst the mud and blood of the trenches for American, Canadian, Australian and British soldiers.

Winchester Lever Action Rifles

This book explores the Winchesters' unique place in history, revealing the technical secrets of their success with a full array of colour artwork, period illustrations and close-up photographs.

Winchester Lever Action Rifles

Author: Martin Pegler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472806581

Page: 80

View: 861

Winchester lever-action repeating rifles are an integral part of the folklore of the American West. Introduced after the American Civil War, the first Winchester, the M1866, would go on to see military service as far afield as Bulgaria, but it was in the hands of civilians that it would become known as 'The gun that won the west'. Offering a lethal combination of portability, ruggedness and ammunition interchangeability with pistol sidearms, the Winchesters and their innovative and elegant breech-loading system represented a revolutionary design. They were used by a staggering variety of military and civilian groups - gold-miners, trappers, hunters, farmers, lawmen, professional gunmen and Native Americans. It equipped a whole generation of settlers and as such left an imprint on American culture that continues to resonate today. This book explores the Winchesters' unique place in history, revealing the technical secrets of their success with a full array of colour artwork, period illustrations and close-up photographs.

The German Sniper

The complete story of Germany's sniping arms development through both World Wars.

The German Sniper

Author: Peter R. Senich

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581607451

Page: 468

View: 630

The complete story of Germany's sniping arms development through both World Wars. Presents more than 600 photos of Mauser 98s, Selbstladegewehr 41s and 43s, optical sights by Goerz, Zeiss, etc., plus German snipers in action. An exceptional hardcover collector's edition for serious military historians everywhere.

Military Operations France and Belgium 1914

Corps , received by the Third Army at 6.45 p.m. , contained no definite information
regarding the situation at Bourlon , but it was ... The enemy , on his part ,
doubtless felt the need for recuperation ; he made no counter - attack , although
there was much sniping and machine - gun fire ... because the arrival of
Richthofen's “ Circus " , brought down from Flanders , had trebled the German
fighter strength .

Military Operations  France and Belgium  1914

Author: Sir James Edward Edmonds

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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