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Entry-3_-Nikolay-Yakovlevich-Ilyin-600x416The highly skilled sharpshooters known as snipers (a term that originated in British India to describe hunters able to pick off the elusive “snipe” bird) became vitally important during the Second World War. Fighting on the Eastern Front, the Soviets, in particular, were expert marksmen—and noticeably dominate the following list. At War History Online