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Topic: Book Sniping In France
Posted By: 42rocker
Subject: Book Sniping In France
Date Posted: February 01 2019 at 8:41pm
Well my wife and I own a small part time book store and we get some interesting books in from time to time. One of the ones that we just got is "Sniping In France". Tells about the British Army and how they developed their Sniper Program. By Major H. Hesketh-Prichard, D.S.O. M.C. 
"How the British Army Won the Sniping War in the Trenches" 
From my quick views into the book, lots of good how to pics and how the British Army did it. 
Looking forward to reading this book at a later date. 
Has anyone read it? 
 
Later 42rocker



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Posted By: Stanforth
Date Posted: February 02 2019 at 12:26am
Yes, several times. It is a first class book on the subject of WW1 sniping.
H.Hesketh-Prichard was an interesting person. The book is highly recommended and still available on Amazon.


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Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: February 13 2019 at 12:45pm
Is it still in print? or are we looking at second hand only?

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Posted By: MarkG
Date Posted: February 13 2019 at 1:05pm
I presume it's this one:

https://archive.org/details/snipinginfrancew00pricrich/page/n10" rel="nofollow - https://archive.org/details/snipinginfrancew00pricrich/page/n10

I remember downloading it some time ago but never got around to reading it.


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: February 13 2019 at 2:01pm
He certainly was.
I think I'd have been more comfortable living in those times!
I remember reading "A Pattern of Islands" as a kid & being utterly charmed & Fascinated by the story.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1756694.A_Pattern_Of_Islands" rel="nofollow - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1756694.A_Pattern_Of_Islands
I have been lucky enough to have done something a little similar (but nowhere near as grandly or in such an exotic location), but nowadays that world, like the Great African Adventures & so on seems to be a thing of the past.



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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: February 13 2019 at 2:02pm
Originally posted by Zed Zed wrote:

Is it still in print? or are we looking at second hand only?

The link goes to a downloaded kindle type online book.
Beer


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: February 13 2019 at 6:12pm
yhere are perks to being in busness , my wifes busness has some as well , but most of those involve me guying stuff for the house -decor - her camper .....


Posted By: Stanforth
Date Posted: February 14 2019 at 12:42am
It is currently available in paperback, new, on e-bay at £7.
Who need second hand?


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Posted By: 42rocker
Date Posted: February 14 2019 at 6:04am
Our copy is an old school Hard Cover. What can I say. I don't think that I've read a "book" off my computer. Lots of small stuff but that's it. I like my hard copies in my hands. 
 
Later 42rocker


Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: February 14 2019 at 10:29am
thanks for the head's up Stanforth. I'll see if I can find a paperback.

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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice!


Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: February 15 2019 at 5:51am
Cool read, most interesting.


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