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Sniping Rifles On The Eastern Front 1939 45

Author : Martin Pegler
ISBN : 9781472825902
Genre : History
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The Soviet Union had developed a significant sniping force by 1939, but the extraordinary skill and cunning displayed by Finnish snipers during the Winter War forced the Soviets to innovate. On the other side, German sniping suffered from a lack of standardization of weapons and a lack of marksmen deployed at the start of the Great Patriotic War (1941–45). There were few heroes in the conflict, but on both sides, the snipers were idolized – especially on the Soviet side, gaining almost mythical status. As well as traditional bolt-action weapons, both sides used several types of semi-automatic rifle, such as the SVT-38 and the Gew 41. Offering greater firepower at the expense of long-range accuracy, such weapons would be profoundly influential in the postwar world. Fully illustrated, this absorbing study investigates the development of sniping weapons and techniques on World War II's Eastern Front.
Category: History


Author : Martin Pegler
ISBN : 9781849089920
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Following the success of Out of Nowhere: A History of the Military Sniper, sniper expert Martin Pegler gives us an in-depth study of the emergence of American rifleman, sharpshooter and sniper, examining the evolution of the rifle in America from the earliest firearms of the 15th century to the highly accurate sniping rifles of the 21st century. Pegler analyses the technological development of the rifle, sighting systems and ammunition and uses contemporary accounts to describe how the use of the rifle during the Revolutionary War, Civil War and the conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries have impacted on US military history. This detailed account concludes with a study of the American sniper in modern warfare, including Afghanistan and the ongoing conflict in Iraq, providing an overview of the march of weapons technology, as well as an unusual insight into the lives and the motives of the men who used them.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Shooter S Bible Guide To Tactical Firearms

Author : Robert A. Sadowski
ISBN : 9781632209351
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Long range shooting in the United States is as old as this country is young. Shooters have always had a fascination with shooting at distance, whether they are plinkers, competitive shooters, or hunters. The ability to place rifle bullets in the same hole of a target or kill an animal quickly is a goal to which we all aspire. In recent years the interest in tactical precision rifles has increased, with many factory and custom rifle makers plying their art producing rifles that can easily outperform the ability of many shooters. Expert Robert A. Sadowski proves to be a masterful instructor on all aspects related to precision shooting in the Shooter’s Bible Guide to Tactical Firearms. This Shooter’s Bible guide will help new and experienced shooters in making smart equipment purchases that range from rifles and optics to ammunition and gear. The shooting school section provides instructions for those of us who have had no formal training. For experienced shooters, having current information on hand in one place can be an invaluable resource. And no Shooter’s Bible guidebook is complete without a detailed products section showcasing rifles from all across the market. Other topics covered include: Top 10 long-range rifles Precision rifle maintenance Anatomy of a riflescope Shooting technique, positions, and drills And much more! Pick up a copy of the Shooter’s Bible Guide to Tactical Firearms to learn everything you need to know about precision, long-range shooting. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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The History Of World War Ii Snipers

Author : Steve Markelo
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In 1939, an extensive and bitter conflict involving over thirty countries resulted in World War II. This war was fought from 1939 to 1945, the Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, the United States, China, and other allies defeated Germany, Italy, and Japan this intense war had far reaching impact, affecting over 100 million people and causing extensive damage to valuable resources. The consequences of this war resulted in significant casualties to civilian and soldiers. Some of these casualties were brought on by the actions of snipers, specialist trained sharpshooters who are usually in possession of high bred weapons aimed at halting or wiping out their opponents or restricting their progress. These delays were sometimes lengthy and provided considerably advantage to the offensive country.

Time To Kill

Author : Paul Addison
ISBN : 0712673768
Genre : Fiction
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In the 50 years since the end of the Second World War, much has been written about the men at the top, but little attention has been given to what soldiering was like for the 'dog-face' and 'squaddy', the NCO's and junior officers. Redressing the balance, this original and powerful book explores the conditions in which the soldiers of many different countries lived and died, as well as their hopes and fears, and their experience of battle. John Erickson, John Keegan, Theodore Wilson and Omer Bartov are among the distinguished cast of historians whose subjects range from GIs in Europe to Indian troops in North Africa, and from the comic overtones of Dad's Army in Britain to the grim earnest of the war on the eastern front, where Russian woman fought as full combatants.
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Axis Slovakia

Author : Mark Axworthy
ISBN : IND:30000077063315
Genre : Slovakia
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History of the Slovak Army and Air Force in World War II. Old fashioned, smythe-sewn book in the highest traditions of printing!Hundreds of photos, color plates, maps, charts, etc.
Category: Slovakia

Eastern Front

Author : Will Fowler
ISBN : UOM:39015054446979
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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The war on the Eastern Front, 1941 - 1945, was the most bitterly contested, vicious and bloody campaign of the second world war. The conflict, lasting four long years, was fought in one of the harshest environments in the world and cost over 30 million soldiers and civilians their lives. The devastating campaign left the whole of Poland, Germany and European Russia in ruins, and set the tone of East - West relations for over 50 years. Eastern Front: The unpublished photographs is an illustrated record of this awesome campaign.
Category: World War, 1939-1945

German Anti Partisan Warfare In Europe 1939 1945

Author : Colin D. Heaton
ISBN : UOM:39015056170734
Genre : History
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The German invasion, conquest, and occupation of Europe sparked a civilian insurgency response never before witnessed in history. Understanding Germany's military and political failure is crucial in today's world, where unwelcome occupation forces, often in the guise of peace keepers, as well as invaders, attempt to maintain order in a world gone mad. This new book uses exclusive interviews with German and Allied soldiers and commanders as well as civilian irregulars who participated in irregular warfare, either as partisans or guerrillas during World War II. These interviews prove pivotal in supporting the records of both sides, separating fact from fiction, and finally determining the actual causation of political, nationalist, or even personal actions that destroyed a continent.
Category: History