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The longest-range shot taken was when Potter killed an insurgent at 1,430 metres away.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?Europe has been a place of battles and political intrigue for centuries.Each used the scopes on the rifles to spot for the other man, identifying targets with nicknames to do with their appearance.A fighter wearing light blue was dubbed ‘the Virgin Mary’ and one clad in what looked like sackcloth was referred to as ‘Hesco man’, after the colour of the base’s Hesco barriers. Others were given a nickname because of their activities, like Hashish man, a Taliban who doubled up as a drug dealer. If one target presented himself, both snipers aimed at him simultaneously in a coordinated shoot.