What can Sniper Elite tell us about real life WW2 snipers?

Karl Fairburne is the steely-eyed, gruff-voiced protagonist of the Sniper Elite video game series. He can often be found sneaking into enemy bases, blowing up emplacements and assassinating high-ranking Nazi generals. According to the game, he’s an elite American sniper recruited by the SOE and OSS during the Second World War. But is that really accurate? How does Karl Fairburne fit into the real-life history of the Second World War? Is he even a sniper at all?

To find out we’ll be hearing from Ian Kikuchi, one of the lead curators on IWM’s brand-new War Games exhibition. We’re going to take an in-depth look at Karl’s weapons like the Lee Enfield No. 4 Mk1 (T) and Welrod Silenced pistol. We'll also explore Karl's missions and tactics, comparing them to the true stories of men and women who actually fought in the Second World War. All to answer one big question - who is Karl Fairburne?

Find out more about War Games: https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/war-games

What can video games tell us about war and conflict: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-can-video-games-tell-us-about-war-and-conflict

SOE explained: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-secret-british-organisation-of-the-second-world-war

Seven stories from SOE: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/seven-stories-from-special-operations-executive

Licence the clips used in this film: https://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/mycollections/index/2479

For information about licensing HD clips please email filmcommercial@iwm.org.uk

Дата на публикация: 27 февруари, 2023
Категория: Игри
Ключови думи: What Life real about CAN Us Tell elite Sniper ww2 snipers?

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