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Lord Lovat's Rifles: In Film, Recollection And Reality

The most famous rifle of D-Day—or at least the most memorable rifle of “The Longest Day”—wasn’t actually there. Lord Lovat did carry his Mannlicher-Schoenauer carbine in combat, however, and we can learn a lot about British and American guns used during World War II from his memoirs.

Origin of the Sniper: Rifle Development & Accuracy Potential

Before sniping could make an impact on the battlefield, two things were required: accurate rifles and optical sights.

The Genesis Of Sniping

Before sniping could make an impact on the battlefield, two things were required: accurate rifles and optical sights. While generals were interested in bayonets and smoothbores, hunters and target shooters tackled the problem of precision rifle fire.

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