Category: sniper

Aug 30 1918 For actions #OnThisDay , one of if…

Aug 30 1918 For actions #OnThisDay , one of if not the best sniper in the Canadian WWI military, Wasauksing First Nation member Francis Pegahmagabow receives the 2nd Bar to his Military Medal, becoming one of only 39 Canadians to receive this honour

“When the Americans fire a s…

“When the Americans fire a shot everybody sticks his
head over the gun pit to see if it hits the mark—if it does, we cheer, and if
it doesn’t, we swear— while the French all duck their heads when firing. Every
American soldier over here comes from “Missouri,” and they all have
to see everything that goes on, even though they could get “picked”
off by some “sniper” when they stick their heads up.”

1918, France, American soldier’s letter home –

The
Wisconsin Magazine Of History

– Photo: 1918, France, American snipers “sticking their heads up”. Library of Congress

A sniper of the 6th Battalion. the York and …

A sniper of the 6th Battalion. the York and Lancaster Regiment comes out of his post in a front line trench at Cambrin, 6th February, 1918.

greatwar-1914:Austro-Hungarians throw back an Italian attack in…

greatwar-1914:

Austro-Hungarians throw back an Italian attack in the Alps. June 29, 1917.

Observation post,Infantry Reg No.8 Monte Chiesa Jun 23 1917 Beobachtungsposten bei Infanterie-Reg No.8.Monte Chiesa – europeana.eu source 

Austro-Hungarian sniper with the Mannlicher M1895 takes aim on…

Austro-Hungarian sniper with the Mannlicher M1895 takes aim on the fire step of a trench, 1916.