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Sniping in France: With Notes on the Scientific Training of Scouts, Observers, and Snipers (Classic Reprint)
by:Hesketh Vernon Hesketh Prichard
SNIPING IN FRANCE CHAPTER I THE GENESIS OF SNIPING READERS of this book must realize the necessarily very narrow and circumscribed point of view from which, it is written. It is simply an account of some memories of sniping, observation and scouting in France and Flanders, and its purpose is to preserve, as far as may be, in some form the work and...
SNIPING IN FRANCE CHAPTER I THE GENESIS OF SNIPING READERS of this book must realize the necessarily very narrow and circumscribed point of view from which, it is written. It is simply an account of some memories of sniping, observation and scouting in France and Flanders, and its purpose is to preserve, as far as may be, in some form the work and training of a class of officers and men whose duties became ever more important as the war progressed. It is in the hope that the true value of sniping and scouting will continue to be recognized in the future training of our armies, as it certainly was recognized in the later years of the war, that this book is written. The idea of organized sniping was not a new one to me when I went out to France in May, 1915. I had been there before, in the previous March, and had seen the immense advantages which had accrued 1 1 Umv If Dig,: 7 d by Microsoft 1Table of Contents I--The Genesis of Sniping i; II-The Sniper in the Trenches 25 III-Early Days with the XI Corps and; First Army 56; IV-The First Army School op Scouting,; Observation and Sniping 71; V-Some Sniping Memories 94; VI-An Observer's Memories 114 VII-The Curriculum and Work at First; Army School of SOS 144; VIII-Wilibald the Hun 164; IX-The Cat 176; X-The Training op the Portuguese 184; XI-The Modern Scout 191; APPENDICES; Appendix A-Programme for Training; Observers 211; Appendix B-General Course at First Army; School of SOS 214; Appendix C-I Care of Arms, Grouping and; Range Practices 222; II Patrolling and Scouting 232; III The Stalking Telescope 239; IV Front Line Observation and Reports 246; V Some Uses of Scouts, Observers and Snipers in Attack and Defence and Open Warfare 253; VI The Enfield 1914 Pattern; " Sniper's Rifle " 259; Umv Calil - Digitized by Mtc osofi QAbout the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as
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