In 1939, an extensive and bitter conflict involving over thirty countries resulted in World War II. This war was fought from 1939 to 1945, the Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, the United States, China, and other allies defeated Germany, Italy, and Japan this intense war had far reaching impact, affecting over 100 million people and causing extensive damage to valuable resources. The consequences of this war resulted in significant casualties to civilian and soldiers. Some of these casualties were brought on by the actions of snipers, specialist trained sharpshooters who are usually in possession of high bred weapons aimed at halting or wiping out their opponents or restricting their progress. These delays were sometimes lengthy and provided considerably advantage to the offensive country.