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Sniper's Nest

 
 
Sniper's Nest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
1. Sniper's Nest Marker
Inscription. Although individual marksmen had been employed during previous conflicts, World War One brought the sniper into the modern age of battle. Armed with a rifle fitted with magnifying optical scopes, snipers were used to return limited offensive operations through harassing fire in the tactical deadlock of trench warfare. Most American snipers were armed with a 1903 Springfield rifle fitted with a Warner-Swasey Telescopic Musket Sight, Model of 1908-13 which offered magnification power of approximately double of what German sniper scoped offered at the time.

Private Graves, of the Second Squad, was on duty during the day as a sniper. He had a specially prepared and camouflaged nest. Where he could observe the enemy trenches. We heard him fire occasionally, of course, if the enemy had located his nest they would have blasted it with artillery fire… Snipers on both sides kept a constant watch for anyone who exposed himself.
Private Donald D. Kyler
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.383′ N, 77° 9.476′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

The Sniper's Nest image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
2. The Sniper's Nest
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mortar Pit (here, next to this marker); No Man's Land (here, next to this marker); Splinter Proof (here, next to this marker); Post of Command (a few steps from this marker); The Front (a few steps from this marker); Aid Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trenches (within shouting distance of this marker); Meet Private Donald D. Kyler (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
More about this marker. Part of the Meet Pvt. Kyler/ World War I Trench System Exhibit.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Insert - A Sniper's Nest image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
3. Insert - A Sniper's Nest
Insert - Sniper and his weapon image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
4. Insert - Sniper and his weapon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 103 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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