Maybe Sapper or Tom Canning can weigh in on this: Throughout Allied combat accounts, you hear of extensive German sniper activity and obviously the resulting casualties. I don't recall many veterans not making at least some passing reference to sniping or in fact describing it as a big problem. What I'm curious about is just how effective, if at all, were the snipers in British, Canadian, American and Commonwealth forces? I've seen very few Allied snipers tell their stories. I also don't recall German accounts ever mentioning Allied sniping or describing casualties. Was it a priority and actively conducted in most Allied infantry units? If so, were they less effective than German sharpshooters? Any idea of how many dedicated snipers were in any given infantry company or regiment?