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  • Sniping in the Great Warby Martin Pegler

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 5.99

    Military snipers are highly trained marksmen who target individual enemy soldiers. They are regarded as vital specialists in modern warfare, and their role evolved throughout the Great War. As Martin Pegler shows in this wide-ranging, authoritative study, the technique of sniping adapted rapidly to the conditions of static warfare that prevailed through... more...

  • The Lee-Enfield Rifleby Martin Pegler

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Lee-Enfield is one of the 20th century's most recognisable and longest-serving military rifles. It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957. It saw combat from the Boer War onwards, and thousands are still in use today; it is estimated that 17 million have been produced. Soldier's recollections of the rifle... more...

  • The Thompson Submachine Gunby Martin Pegler

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Thompson submachine gun, or Tommy gun developed an almost iconic status during the 20th century. It had an unusual beginning, for it was developed during the dying days of World War I as a 'one-man, hand-held machine gun.' The war ended before these first prototypes could be shipped to Europe but once the M1921 Thompson formally entered production... more...

  • Sniper Riflesby Martin Pegler

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 1.99

    A technical outline of the history of the sniper rifle, from its introduction in warfare during the Napoleonic wars, through the US Civil War to its current apogee as the most frequently used combat rifle in Iraq and Afghanistan. This book details the development of ammunition, different weapons types including single shot, magazine loading and semi-automatic,... more...

  • Sniper: A history of the US Marksmanby Martin Pegler

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    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.... more...

  • Out of Nowhereby Martin Pegler

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    From the 18th century American War of Independence to World War Two, the history of the military sniper is one of indifference, unpreparedness and cost cutting. Despite the proven effectiveness of the rifleman in battle, during the first half of the 20th century was regarded as little more than a paid assassin, whose life if captured was forfeit.... more...

  • Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great Warby Martin Pegler

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 15.95

    A celebration of cheerful determination in the face of appalling adversity Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War reveals the bawdy and satiric sense of humour of the Tommy in the trenches. Published to coincide with the centenary of the First World War, this collection of rousing marching songs, cheering ditties, evocative sing-alongs and complete... more...

  • Soldiers? Songs and Slang of the Great Warby Martin Pegler

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    A celebration of cheerful determination in the face of appalling adversity Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War reveals the bawdy and satiric sense of humour of the Tommy in the trenches. Published to coincide with the centenary of the First World War, this collection of rousing marching songs, cheering ditties, evocative sing-alongs and complete... more...

  • Out of Nowhereby Martin Pegler

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    The sniper is probably the most feared specialist warrior and the most efficient killer on the battlefield. Endlessly patient and highly skilled, once he has you in his crosshairs, your chances of survival are slim. This revised edition of Out of Nowhere provides a comprehensive history of the sniper, giving insights into all aspects of his life; his... more...

  • To Live and Die in the Westby Jason Hook; Martin Pegler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...