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Arnold Crabtree: WW1 British Sniper.: (True Action & Adventure Story). (Digital Military Crime :WW1 Series.) [Kindle Edition]

Alex Devaney , WW1 Military Crime
2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

Amazon's Best Selling Young Adult 'Digital Military Crime:WW1 Series.'


About the Author
Alex Devaney is an Independent Publisher, Author and Freelance Writer. Since receiving a Honours Diploma in Freelance and Feature Writing from London School of Journalism, Alex has had numerous articles published on Military History, Social History and Military Crime. Alex has also published ten ebooks on Military History.

2014 - 100th Anniversary World War One (1914-1918): Maps, Photographs and Famous Leaders.


5 Stars. Amazon Review by 'Worktop.'
Very Good. Have told a number of people about it.
4 Star Review. Eric Wallace (Australian Site).
A fascinating account of life in the trenches during WW1, which was the so-called "War to end all wars".
5 Star Amazon Review. Squadron Leader. Raymond Leach (MBE).
A fascinating read. I have read little on British Snipers; plenty about the Germans' depredations. This is one for the bookshelf.
5 Stars. Amazon Review by 'Minnie.'
Good Piece of History.

At the beginning of WW1, German snipers executed mass killings along the trenches of Flanders and France. Sniper bullets cut down thousands of Kitcheners' soldiers in the prime of life. Amidst, exploding shells and smoke, a carnage of mangled corpses sank in a sea of mud. The Kaiser's crack shot marksmen were off to a winning start.

In 1915, British battalions were losing 12 to 18 men a day, at the hands of snipers, firing behind bullet-proof steel loop-hole plates, that the British could not penetrate. In response, the British army hit back with their own division of snipers. Arnold Crabtree, my Great-Uncle-In-Law was one of them. A young Mill Worker from Rochdale, England, who became a war hero at 21. This is his story.

  • This e-book has been accurately researched and proof read. It is ideal for 'YA Readers' and readers with a 'General Interest' in WW1.

  • Scroll up and click on the 'Look Inside' feature of this e-book - at the top left hand side of the page.


  • tags: war crime books, kindle short reads, ww1 sniper, military history, elite sniper assassin, world war 1 battles, action and adventure, war campaigns, sniper rifles, western front, German snipers, British snipers, military weapons, battle of loos, chemical warfare, Kitchener's soldiers, ww1 sniping school, ww1 famous commanders, ww1 battalions, trenches, allied soldiers ww1

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 4716 KB
    • Print Length: 52 pages
    • Publisher: Top Ten Military History Publisher.; 2 edition (30 Oct 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B009XPMQ32
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,491 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    More About the Author

    Alex Devaney is an Independent Publisher, Freelance Writer and Author. Since receiving a Honours Diploma in Freelance and Feature Writing from London School of Journalism, Alex has written numerous articles and has published twelve ebooks on Military History.

    Alex Devaney is the author of Amazon's 'Best Selling' WW1 & WW2 Digital Military Crime Series. These short ebooks are written in an easy to read style; packed with photographs, maps and leading personalities of the day. *Ideal for readers of all ages with a general interest in WW1 & WW2 stories.

    DECEMBER UPDATE:Out Now! Two Christmas Boxsets (3 ebooks in 1 Boxset). WW1 & WW2 Aviation Boxset & WW2 Navy Convoy Boxset. Also, WW1 100th Anniversary Boxset (1914-2014).

    *More WW1/WW2 ebooks in the New Year.*(Also doing crime & mystery stories under another pen name).

    Alex Devaney lives in the United Kingdom.


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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Arnold Crabtree WW1 British Sniper 22 Dec 2012
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    Content is OK but minimal details are provided. Dissapointed that the story seems to leave out a lot of Arnolds time at the front.
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars No Detail. 24 Dec 2012
    By Ian
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    Very little detail, Very little on the conditions which snipers had to endure. I learned next to nothing new. Disappointed!
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    10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars British sniper 25 Mar 2013
    By Handy
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    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.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars A WW1 Biography 22 Oct 2013
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    This book does give an insight into the privations of WW1 but it is very short and the scope is restricted.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A sad tale 30 Jan 2013
    By sam
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    A short by detailed account of a first world war soldier very interesting
    Reminds one of the sacrifice made by many
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    6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Rip off. 19 Dec 2012
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    I should of read the description in full. It's only 24 pages. Rather annoyed at paying for so little. Will be making sure from now on not to make the same mistake again.
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    1.0 out of 5 stars It's a good read 12 April 2014
    By tim
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    I enjoyed this book it's a good read it's a good solid book not to much detail stick to the facts
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    By Bill
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    I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in the Great War. He was a very brave man.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very good have told am number of people about it
    Very good have told am number of people about it.
    Published 16 days ago by Worktop
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Good piece of history
    Published 1 month ago by minnie the minx
    2.0 out of 5 stars hmmm
    Disappointing, no real story and little data
    Published 3 months ago by Chris Harrison
    1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    I expected an account of Arnold's training and subsequent employment in the role of sniper, however the book amounts to little more than exerpts from a unit's war diary. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Christopher McEvoy
    2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment.
    This small book is a disappointment. The author has discovered virtually nothing about its subject, his uncle, except his official service record and unit records; and beyond this... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Colin Jory
    1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of money - and my time spent reading it!
    Poor spelling of well-known place names, weapons etc. Poor grammar, very "thin" on research and very disjointed. Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Chris Hughes
    1.0 out of 5 stars absolute rubbish
    This book has nothing to do with snipers .I should get a refund. Never again from this author. He shold read up a bit more on the subject-i suggest Herbert Macbride.
    Published 7 months ago by jack creegan
    3.0 out of 5 stars Arnold Crabtree
    Being a WW 1 enthusiast I like to read about the people as well as the accounts of the big picture. Read more
    Published 12 months ago by Peter hughes
    1.0 out of 5 stars Superficial
    Felt this was a bit of a con. Almost nothing re Crabtree + scant information that seems to be lifted from other sources. Very short. Waste of money even at kindle price.
    Published 15 months ago by buisson
    2.0 out of 5 stars WW1 British Sniper ( Arnold Crabtree)
    Extremely disappointed , i was expecting to get to know the man before he joined the british forces but was given a very superficial outline of his life , education and work... Read more
    Published 16 months ago by Mr Dennis J Birch
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