Snipers, up, eh
80 years ago today: An unidentified infantryman of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, who is armed with an Enfield P14 sniper rifle and scope, taking part in a sniping-stalking-camouflage training course, England, 23 April 1943.
Of course, the Canadians had a rich sniper history going back to the Great War, and continue to have one to this day.
One of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division’s more storied regiments was the Montreal-based Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada.
Below, if you have time to kill (see what I did there?), a great little doc on the Black Watch snipers in WWII, including interviews with four of the gentlemen on the sharp end.