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The British sniper.

* We have reviewed the excellent books produced by Australian Ian Skennerton in past Proof House columns, and now this prolific writer is offering another work for us to look at, The British Sniper. Like Skennerton's classic British Service Lee, this book promises to be the definitive work on the subject.

The large format publication (8-1/2 X 11 inches, 266 pages) is profusely illustrated with the arms and sighting equipment used by the British soldier from 1915 to the current day (1983). As usual, Skennerton's writing is lively and informative. Considerable research is evident in just about every line, and there is an excellent table of contents, as well as an exhaustive index.

Sniping is certainly one of the more exotic aspects of war, but the author's presentation tempers this so-called romance with the constant reminder of the sniper's vulnerability as well as his deadly effectiveness. The British Sniper is available from most specialist booksellers for $32.50, or from the North American distributor, IDSA Books, Dept. GA, P.O. Box 185, Hamilton, OH 45012 (add $1.50 for postage).
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Author:James, Garry
Publication:Guns & Ammo
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Feb 1, 1985
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