This remembrance of sniping on the Western Front during W.W. I was written by Major H. Hesketh-Pritchard, D.S.O, M.C. (author of Sniping in France 1914-18) and recalls the development and changes of sharp-shooting on both sides during the war. He not only played an active roll sniping but he had also served as an instructor for many of the British Commonwealth, French and American snipers candidates along that front.
"When the sniping was of high class on both sides, all kinds of ruses were employed to get the other side to give a target by various battalions."
The second half is available upon request.
To read about American snipers in W.W. I France, Click here
Click here to read an article from 1916 comparing German sniper scopes to those of the British.