Out of Nowhere: A history of the military sniper, from the Sharpshooter to Afghanistan
From the American War of Independence to World War II, the history of the military combat marksman is one of indifference and cost cutting. Despite the proven effectiveness of the rifleman in battle, for most of the 20th century snipers were regarded as little more than paid assassins. It was not until the Vietnam War that the undeniable effectiveness of the sniper was fully appreciated by the military, and with the advent of the 21st century, the sniper has become one of the most vital battlefield specialists. Illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photographs, this chronological study of snipers details their evolution, training, weaponry and tactics. It also includes material from the author’s first hand interviews with the veteran snipers whose skills and extraordinary courage have made them the most greatly feared specialists in warfare.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Out of Nowhere: A history of the Military SniperUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
Excellent book that I recommend to anyone with even a passing interest on the subject. The book is broken down well covering the evolution of equipment, tactics, wars and snipers themselves and is ... Read full review
Review: Out of Nowhere: A history of the Military SniperUser Review - Fishies - Goodreads
I was a little disappointed in its breadth. It's pretty much all Western (America, England, Russia, Germany, some France/Canada/New Zealand/Austrailia) For example, when talking about the Vietnamese ... Read full review
The Rifleman Emerges 15001854
the Watershed 191416
The War in Western Europe 194045
Limited Wars 194585
VietnamAmericas Nemesis 12 Into a New Millennium 13 21st Century Sniping