The Sniper Anthology
Snipers of the Second World War
Imprint: Frontline Books
224 Pages, 5 x 7.9 in, 50 black and white illustrations
- December 2019
- In Stock
This collection of biographies written by sniper experts from around the world explores the careers of the top marksmen between 1939 and 1945. As well as providing incisive technical information, each author offers a glimpse of the character and personality of their chosen sniper, giving them a human face that is often missing in standard portrayals.
These gripping, in-depth narratives go beyond the cursory treatment in existing histories and will be essential reading for anyone wanting to learn about the role and technique of the sniper during 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 man with the most confirmed kills in any major war.
"Each sniper’s story is rather different, but each one also yields some interesting insights in the selection, training, and equipping of snipers, and also their methodology and operations. A good read about one of the more arcane aspects of modern warfare." ~The NYMAS Review