This very short book purports to be about a sniper in France. It actually is a very short account of the military career of one of the author.s relatives in the first world war, interspersed with bits and pieces about the Battle of Loos and the history of the Buffs. This account is tenuously linked to the issue of sniping in that war. There is no evidence presented that the subject of the book was ever a sniper, or underwent sniper training, with the only accounts of sniping incidents being drawn from other sources. Overall, I thought this was a poorly written piece of work,, and a great disappointment. If you are interested in the subject of sniping in this war, I would recommend the book Sniping in France mentioned in this author.s bibliography.
Being a WW 1 enthusiast I like to read about the people as well as the accounts of the big picture. Whilst it does say the book is about Crabtree there is very little detail, and the book tends to lean more towards how sniping came about in the British Army. Otherwise an interesting account of another facet of a terrible conflict.
i thought this book?was going to be very interesting about one man's war,as a sniper in first world war.no information given except to say who he was.nothing to show what he had gone through or what he had done.complete waste of time.