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REVIEW: The Sniper Anthology – Snipers of 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 …

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Marine Sniper with a Springfield 1903A1 and Unertl 8-power scope. Note the length and size of the objective lens.

Allied Snipers in 15 Extraordinary Photographs during WWII

Photographical journey through the Allied snipers of World War II. Most photographs depict British and, or Canadian Snipers using the British Lee Enfield. Allied Snipers of World War II A sniper demonstrating his camouflage (note: German Waffen-SS Camo Pattern: named unofficially “Early Plane Tree”) at a sniper school in a French village, 27 July 1944. The …

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Vladimir Nikolaevich Pchelintsev

Deadly Accuracy: The Top Snipers of World War 2

A term originating in British India for the highly skilled hunters able to bring down elusive “snipe” birds, today’s snipers are known as the most proficient sharpshooters in the military. This list will feature the Top 6 Snipers of World War 2. And while, historically, there have been sharpshooters and marksmen that stand out at …

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German Sniper in World War II

German Snipers & Sharpshooters in 7 Photographs in WWII

Photographical journey through the German snipers and sharpshooters of World War II. Most German snipers were armed with the Karabiner 98 and later Gewehr 43 rifles, but there were often not enough of these weapons available, and as such some were armed with captured scoped Mosin–Nagant 1891/30, SVT or Czech Mauser rifles. According to various sources the German …

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The Thompson Machine Gun

THE THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN MODEL 1921, SUBMACHINEGUN CALIBER .45 MODEL 1928, 1928A1, M1 THOMPSON AND M1A1AKA THE THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN BY: NICK JACOBELLIS The Thompson Submachine Gun was first used in combat when they were carried by U.S. Marines in Nicaragua during the Banana Wars. It wasn’t until World War II that the Thompson Submachine …

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The CZ 527 Carbine-A hard look

The CA 527 Carbine – A modern bolt action rifle chambered in two modern military calibers Article By Nick Jacobellis Those of us who are military history enthusiasts know, that millions of bolt action rifles chambered in various calibers have been used by combatants in numerous wars and combat actions throughout the world. Even in the 21st …

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