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

By Robert Bruce

ISBN: 9781847970329
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): May 2008
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 297x210 mm
INSIDE: 250 colour photographs

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 colour 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.

Machine guns covered: Maxim Maschinegewehr 08 Maxim Maschinegewehr 08/15 Maschinepistole MP18/1 Vickers Mk 1 Lewis Mk 1 Hotchkiss Mle 1914 Chauchat Mle 1915.

This is another superb study along the lines of the author's earlier volume on German automatic weapons of the Second World War. The coverage is excellent, including lesser-known weapons... It is virtually impossible to fault this book. British Army Review

RRP: £18.99

Site Price: £15.19

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