Issue Number: 4867

Five Mile Snipers

It was the ultimate insult, being called “Five Mile Snipers” – with a sneering tone this phrase accused artillery gunners of being tucked safely out of harm’s way, a large distance from the front line.

After a run-in with American Army Ranger officer, Sergeant Stan Wilkins, who was in charge of a battery of 25-pounder guns, certainly resented the implication that he and his new crew were cowards. Stan was determined to disprove this and embarked on a deadly mission to hunt down a group of ruthless German paratroopers…

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