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Title A Rifleman Went to War
Author Herbert W. Mcbride
Year 2017
Binding Paperback
Pages 335
ISBN10, ISBN13 9351283682, 9789351283683
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The Title 'A Rifleman Went to War written/authored/edited by Herbert W. Mcbride', published in the year 2017. The ISBN 9789351283683 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. 335 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Kalpaz Publications. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is History / Military / Weapons & Warfare / Conventional. .POD
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In this book, one of the all-time classics on the art of military snipping, Herbert McBride details his journey from rural America to the putrid trenches of Europe during the First World War. He is one of the first to illustrate the need for scout snipers on the modern battlefield. From crossing the wire at night to targeting supply lines from concealed positions, he covers everything from the mundane to the horrific. Having had the compulsion to contribute during the war, even before the U.S. had formally engaged, he joined a Canadian regiment so that he could make sure that he wouldn't "miss all the action". The battlefield depictions are vivid and shocking, although they are described in a tone that is cold and analytical. His story includes frequent digressions on the mindset, the tactics, and the weapons of sniping, and has many hard-won lessons about personal survival on the battlefield.


Herbert W. McBride was a Captain in 21st Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He participated in the First World War, wounded seven times and finally invalided home after two years on the frontlines. He was an enthusiastic soldier and a superb sniper, with over 100 confirmed skills. He wrote two books about his experiences with the 21st Battalion—A Rifleman Went to War and The Emma Gees.



Chapter 1. How Come?

Chapter 2. Canada

Chapter 3. England

Chapter 4. Flanders

Chapter 5. The Trenches

Chapter 6. Record Scores

Chapter 7. Scouting and Patrolling

Chapter 8. Trench Raiding

Chapter 9. Sighting Shots

Chapter 10. The Pistol in War

Chapter 11. The Battle of St. Eloi

Chapter 12. Duds. Misfires and Stuck Bolts

Chapter 13. The Somme

Chapter 14. My Final Score

Chapter 15. The British Army

Chapter 16. Notes on Sniping

Chapter 17. The Rifleman in Battle

Chapter 18. The Machine Guns

Chapter 19. The Soldier in Battle




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