THE GERMAN SNIPER 1914-1945
Autore: Peter R. Senich
Il primo studio completo degli “Scharfschutzen”, o franchi tiratori tedeschi, le tecniche adottate, le operazioni di combattimento, gli sviluppi tecnici delle armi, in particolare il “Selbstladegewehr” 41 e 43 presentate in centinaia di foto, molte delle quali inedite, e con dettagliate informazioni di tutte le varianti. Comprende una sezione sui marchi d'identificazione anche di tutte le attrezzature – telescopi montati, ecc.
Over 600 photosComplete history of the development of the arms of the German sniper
The term sniper was first attested in 1824 in the sense of the word 'sharpshooter'. The verb to snipe originated in the 1770s among soldiers in British India with the idea of "to shoot from a hidden place", in allusion to snipe hunting, where a game bird known for being extremely difficult to hunt and then shoot is hunted. Those who were skilled at the hunting of this bird were thus dubbed "snipers".
The German doctrine of largely independent snipers and emphasis on concealment developed during the Second World War have been most influential on modern sniper tactics, currently used throughout Western militaries.
This book presents the complete story of Germany's sniping arms development through both World Wars. It features more than 600 photos of Mauser 98s, Selbstladegewehr 41s and 43s, optical sights by Goerz, Zeiss, etc., plus German snipers in action.
This is an exceptional resource for serious military historians everywhere.
600 foto in bianco e nero
22 x 28