"Sniper" Book by Adrian Gilbert

Product #: 860485 Rumpf Outdoor #: B-6213 UPC #: 9780312957667
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By Adrian Gilbert. An acclaimed military historian leads you into the world of the combat sniper. From the muzzleloading chaos of the American Revolution to the carnage of Vietnam, this book examines the evolution of the art through firsthand accounts and explanations of the basic skills. Includes accounts of the "Wild Boys" who crawled the no-man's-land between the trenches in World War 1, officer-hunting German snipers in World War 2 and the extremely successful American snipers in Vietnam. Includes 8 pages of authentic action photographs. Published in 1996. 352 Pages - Softcover.

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Date of Publication: 1996
Number of Pages: 352

Summary of Material:
  • British military historian Adrian Gilbert traces the development of combat sniping from the American Revolution to the persent and explains how modern sniper training is applied to operations in the field. Gilbert provides a comprehensive account of the technological advances in rifles, ammunition, telescopic sights and night vision devices and describes in detail how snipers are trained.

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