The Sniper Anthology (Paperback)
Snipers of the Second World War
Featured by The Sun, January 2020: 'Lady Death: Female sniper with 309 confirmed kills revealed in fascinating pics of the most lethal World War II sharpshooters'.
As seen in the Daily Mirror, January 2020: 'Fascinating photos show some of the Second World War's deadliest snipers in action'.
As featured in the Mail Online, January 2020: 'The deadly art of the sniper'.
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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.
As featured inDaily Mirror 22/1/20
The remarkable stories of battlefield snipers - including two sharp-shooting Soviet women - have been revealed in a fascinating new book.Daily Mail
As featured on ArgunnersArgunners
A solid introductory level primer on an interesting if perhaps rather specialist subject.A Question Of Scale, Seb Palmer
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Featured ON THE BOOK SHELF with Neil SmithWargames Illustrated, November 2019
Like most anthologies, this book can be dipped into during spare moments and would be a wonderful companion on a long train journey or business trip. It will appeal to both collectors of world war sniping rifles and equipment as well students of military marksmanship history. Highly recommended.Classic Arms and Militaria
The Sniper Anthology is a collection of accounts of particular individuals that became known for their skills as snipers as well of stories of sniper operations. These cover the escapades of German, Japanese, Finnish and British snipers and even a Russian sniper, during the Second World War.Britain at War
An interesting series of stories of the wartime actions of snipers from many countries. Despite the subject and the fact of what snipers do, it is a light read and a good insight to the conditions in which a sniper operates.Michael McCarthy
Michael McCarthy. Battlefield Guide
Lady Death The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper (Hardback)
The wartime memoir of Lyudmila Pavlichenko is a remarkable document: the publication of an English language edition is a significant coup. Pavlichenko was World War II's best scoring sniper and had a varied wartime career that included trips to England and America. In June 1941, when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, she left her university studies, ignored the offer of a position as a nurse, to become one of Soviet Russia's 2000 female snipers. Less than a year later she had 309 recorded kills, including 29 enemy sniper kills. She was withdrawn from active duty after being injured. She was…By Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Martin Pegler
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