New York State Archives, NYSA_A3166-78_B1_F18_McGuire
World War I sniper James A. McGuire in the loft of a wrecked house near Mount Kemmel, Belgium in February, 1916.
What is a sniper?
When were soldiers vulnerable to sniper fire?
What precautions were taken to prevent being hit by a sniper?
Although snipers could be very effective when attacking infantrymen and artillery crews, they were by no means invincible or unstoppable. What were some tactics used to counter a sniper attack?
Math: You are in charge of choosing a location for an observation station so that military commanders can see the progress of the war. If a sniper can fire accurately out to 875 yards, how many feet from the front lines must your observation station be? Round your answer up to the nearest ten-foot interval.
Science: A telescopic sight uses lenses to make an object appear larger. What is the shape of the lenses used in a telescopic sight? How are they arranged?
Haskew, Michael E. The Sniper at War: From the American Revolutionary War to the Present Day. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2005.