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A sniper was usually good - or dead. There were no half measures, for the first mistake was usually his last. Tim Smith and Willi Schmidt were just learning their deadly trade on different sides, their classroom the battlefields of Normandy.

When their paths crossed the certainty grew that one of them must die - unless fate stepped in and lent a helping hand.

Introduction

When I read this book I was initially struck by its authenticity - not just in terms of plot or setting but more so the specifics in the minutiae of what it must have really been like for a sniper during wartime. Imagine; the drills; discipline; isolation and sheer ruthlessness required, and what meeting these demands might do to a person psychologically.

Then the Ed casually mentioned that author Alan Hemus had been a sniper himself!

That gave a fresh meaning to the old adage, "Write what you know about…"

However, budding Commando writers take note: previous military service is not compulsory.

Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor

Note: Originally published as Commando No 2351 (February 1990).

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