+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 11 of 11

Thread: WW II British Sniper Photos

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    Advisory Panel Surpmil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 01:10 AM
    Location
    Gold Mountain
    Posts
    2,813
    Local Date
    01-28-2020
    Local Time
    02:02 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    One of the most poignant sniper photos I ever saw was in a book called The Road to Rome, about the advance up the backbone of Italyicon. Mostly pictures - but pictures that were well described. One showed a rifle buried nose down at the head of a roadside grave with helmet and ID tags attached to the butt. Obviously a hurriedly buried soldier. But the rifle was a No4T and the bodyside pads were clearly visible. Clearly the sniper had got the chop and had been hurriedly buried by his advancing pals. His rifle marking his grave.
    And as I recall the rifle had a magazine cutoff as well. I wrote to the IWM about it not long after you told me about the photo Peter, and when they replied they mentioned the photographer had actually been in the Museum that very day. I forget now whether I ever got the details on the photo I requested, that must be 25 years ago.

    "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." W.L.S.C..

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
     

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. Photos of my new Enfield No. 4 Mk. 1 T sniper rifle
    By Trebor in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 05-13-2016, 03:33 PM
  2. SMLE Sniper - 'I think the photos say everything'
    By Kiwi in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 02-03-2015, 08:45 PM
  3. New Enfield sniper, all matching including scope and mount. Lots of photos
    By rayg in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-06-2010, 07:28 AM
  4. Enfield No 4 Mark I .303 British caliber rifle. British sniper rifle
    By Oatmeal Savage in forum Commercial Auction and Sale "Gossip"
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-27-2008, 09:44 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts