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Voices of Snipers

Eyewitness Accounts from the World Wars

Authors: John Walter
02/May/2022
Snipers, WWII
248
Paperback
153mm x 230mm
9781922765246
$32.99

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Based on an incredible breadth of first-hand testimony, this is a unique collection of eyewitness accounts from World War I and II.

John Walter draws on meticulous research and the reminiscences of more than fifty snipers, tracing their journeys from recruitment and selection through training, combat and its aftermath to reveal a surprising commonality of experience, even across nationalities.

Laying bare the triumphs and brutalities of sniping, the personalities and psychologies of those who found themselves doing it and considering the immediate implications on both the sniper and the wider theatre of war, this is a fascinating, detailed insight into frontline combat and the experience of sharpshooting in its historical context.

John Walter

John Walter

John Walter, born in Glasgow in 1951, is among the world’s most prolific writers on small arms—author of seventy books, translated into more than a dozen languages. Walter has worked with edged weapons, bladed tools, firearms, railway locomotives, warships, scientific instruments and even heraldry. Among his published works have been several studies of the Luger […]

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