As long as we are piling on, it is worth noting that snipers in the Canadian Army in the Second World War were employed in infantry battalions in scout-sniper roles, and did more than just traditional sharpshooting missions. My understanding is they were the battalion's integral reconnaissance specialists; originally assigned to individual rifle companies, and then later in a special Scout Platoon, under a Scout Officer. Given the offensive role of the Canadian Army for the latter half of the war, the employment of the scout/snipers was as often in reconnaissance as it was in shooting and individual battalion war diaries seem to confirm that.
While First World War stories about sniper tallying kills, etc., may be something like accurate, I don't know that I've read all that much about the culture of Canadian military snipers in the Second World War but there doesn't seem to be a lot to suggest that there was as much time spent in their sharpshooting role. Certainly the amount of time spent in static positions in the latter war was considerably less, restricted to periods of quiet such as the Arielli front in Italy, the Caen front following D-Day, or the Nijmegen Salient in the winter of 1944-45.
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