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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.
Fighters in the Blood
By: Air Mshl ‘Black’ Robertson
Profiles of Flight- North American Mustang P-51
By: Martin Bowman, Dave Windle
Aircraft Carrier Victorious
By: David Hobbs
The Mafia at War
By: Tim Newark
The Venlo Incident
By: Captain Sigismund Payne Best
Introduction by: Nigel Jones
A History of Magic and Witchcraft
By: Frances Timbers
Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants 1933-1945
By: Ian Baxter
By: Brian Best
By: Richard Barber, Peter Hoskins