Sniper

The Story Behind a Dramatic Photo and Raymond J. Bowman

Leipzig, 18 April 1945, Private First Class Raymond J. Bowman of “D” Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment and his fellow comrade, Lehmann Riggs, set up their 30 caliber Browning machine gun on an open balcony in order to provide cover for the American troops of the 2nd US Infantry Division, who were advancing over a bridge. …

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Freund (2017) World War 2 short films

WWII SHORT FILM: Freund (2017) – Moral of a German Sniper

This 7-minute WWII Short film, “Freund”, features the story of a German sniper (Dieter) who questions the morality of his actions after coming face to face with his enemy. Directed By: Nathan Cragun and Produced By: Nathan Cragun, Kyle Poppitz & Mohammad Sawwan. Nathan Cragun has created a second WWII short film, called “Esperanca“, covering …

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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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Roza Shanina

The Story of Roza Shanina (Female Red Army Sniper)

Roza Shanina was only 14 when she ran away from home and only 20 when she became a sniper in the Red Army, determined to face the German invaders that stormed the USSR in World War II. Despite her young age, the army’s lukewarm disposition towards women-soldiers, and the trials of combat, Roza Shanina was celebrated …

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