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Machine Guns of World War I: Live Firing Classic Military Weapons in Colour Photographs
     

Machine Guns of World War I: Live Firing Classic Military Weapons in Colour Photographs

by Robert Bruce
 

All the guns examined in this new paperback edition of Machine Guns of World War 1 belong to the class known as "automatic" and seven classic World War 1 weapons are illustrated in some 250 color photographs. Detailed sequences shows them in close-up: during step-by-step field stripping, and during handling, loading and live firing trials with ball ammunition,

Overview

All the guns examined in this new paperback edition of Machine Guns of World War 1 belong to the class known as "automatic" and seven classic World War 1 weapons are illustrated in some 250 color photographs. Detailed sequences shows them in close-up: during step-by-step field stripping, and during handling, loading and live firing trials with ball ammunition, by gunners wearing period uniforms to put these historic guns in their visual context. These fascinating photographs are accompanied by concise, illustrated accounts of each weapon's historical and technical background. The reader will learn exactly what it looked like, sounded like and felt like to crew the German, British and French machine guns which dominated the battlefields of the Western Front in 1914-18, and which changed infantry tactics forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847970329
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Bruce is a US Army Sergeant First Class and a former infantryman, tank crewman and military intelligence analyst. An internationally published magazine writer and book author, photojournalist, archivist, lecturer and authority on military small arms of the 20th century, he has been shooting, evaluating and writing about the world's infantry weapons for over 20 years.

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