At the outset a German officer was said to have been struck by a sniper's bullet.
Then a German sniper with his gun climbed up on the platform.
He crept out to the ruins by the well, fished out the packet, and a sniper got him.
It is the sniper of naval warfare, but cannot give (p. 046) battle.
The Italian won the privilege of entering the crucifix to capture the sniper.