Sniping came of age in the First World War, and the Second World War saw refinements in aiming equipment which transformed the art of good shooting into a science. This book looks at the state of the art in 1946, and compiles all the information gained against both the Germans and the Japanese during the second war. It looks at the personnel chosen to be snipers, and how they are trained – in shooting, fieldcraft, and long term observation. It also describes their equipment: the rifle, telescope and binoculars. Fieldcraft is of the utmost importance to the sniper, and his training and testing is laid out in fine detail. So too are all aspects of his shooting, from the sources of error to field firing exercises designed to test his abilities under battle conditions. This is a very important pamphlet because it contains all the information gathered over forty years of military sniping, and applies it to the modern form of warfare of the Second World War.
The War Office 25th March 1946
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2004 N&M Press reprint (original pub 1946). SB. 63pp. b/w photos & line drawings.