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    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? 
 
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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 13 2019 at 12:45pm
Is it still in print? or are we looking at second hand only?
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I presume it's this one:


I remember downloading it some time ago but never got around to reading it.
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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.
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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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.
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It is currently available in paperback, new, on e-bay at £7.
Who need second hand?
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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. 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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Cool read, most interesting.
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