The Sniper Anthology: Snipers of The Second World War.

Gilbert, Adrian et al.

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A fine collection of brief biographies written by such leading military historians as Roger Moorhouse, Martin Pegler, Mark Spicer, and Tim Newark . Their subjects number 10 and include Simo Hayha from Finland who was the War’s most accomplished sniper; Germany’s finest, Sepp Alleburger; and the famous Russians, Vassili Zaitsev and Lyudmila Pavlichenko. The ’…definitive anthology of the deadliest snipers'.

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For the first time, leading Second World War authors from around the world have collaborated on a definitive anthology of the greatest snipers of the war. Each author supplies full details of their chosen sniper, including illustrations that have never been published before, to construct a complete and varied picture of sniper warfare. The biographies of these exceptional soldiers include remarkable first-hand accounts of wartime service that provide a graphic insight into a sniper's lethal skill and vividly illustrate the backdrop of the war. These gripping narratives will be fascinating reading for any one who is keen to learn about the role and technique of the sniper during the Second World War and go beyond the cursory treatment in existing histories. The contributors include Charles Henderson writing on the myth of Major Koenig, Mark Spicer on Harry Furness, Martin Pegler on Vassili Zaitsev, Charles Strasser on Pavlichenko, Adrian Gilbert on Sepp Allerberger, Leroy Thompson on Captain C Shore, Dan Mills on Private Delvin and Roger Moorhhouse on Simo Haya. Nigel Jones will also contribute. SELLING POINTS: Graphic descriptions of sniper engagements fought with savagery under the most aatrocious conditions Superb complete biographies of leading marksmen written by leading Second World War authors ILLUSTRATIONS: 16 pages of plates *

Book Details

Author Gilbert, Adrian et al.
Format HC
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Imprint Frontline Books
Number of Pages 256
Illustrations 16 pages of plates
Publish Date 15/09/2011
Catalogue MP139
Catalogue book number 15