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MACHINE GUNS OF WORLD WAR I: LIVE FIRING CLASSIC MILITARY WEAPONS IN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS
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MACHINE GUNS OF WORLD WAR I: LIVE FIRING CLASSIC MILITARY WEAPONS IN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS

Author: Robert Bruce
Publisher: MBI Publishing, Jun 2009
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 1-84797-032-X

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Full-color book examines the appearance, loading & firing characteristics of 7 machine guns - Maxim MG08 & MG08-15, Vickers, Lewis, Hotchkiss, Chauchat & Bermann MP18. 250 Color photos; 8x10 inches, 144 pgs.

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All the guns examined in this new paperback edition of Machine Guns of World War 1 belong to the class known as "automatic" & 7 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, & during handling, loading & 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 weapons historical & technical background. The reader will learn exactly what it looked like, sounded like & felt like to crew the German, British & French machine guns which dominated the battlefields of the Western Front in 1914-18, & which changed infantry tactics forever.

This full-color book examines the appearance, loading and firing characteristics of 7 machine guns - Maxim MG08 and MG08-15, Vickers, Lewis, Hotchkiss, Chauchat and Bermann MP18.


 
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