Machine Guns

Machine Guns

An Illustrated History of Their Impact

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ABC-CLIO

The machine gun—often called the killing machine—revolutionized modern ground combat, brought an end to the traditional infantry and cavalry charge, and changed the battlefields of war forever.



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This book explores the early development and evolution of the machine gun and submachine guns as weapon systems, and provides a reference to the significant machine guns and submachine guns of the world. The history recounts early attempts to devise a mechanical machine gun, the development of the Maxim machine gun, and the seminal role played by the machine gun during World War I. The second half of the book provides black and white photographs and specifications for each machine gun model, arranged by decade and country. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer

The machine gun—often called the killing machine—revolutionized modern ground combat, brought an end to the traditional infantry and cavalry charge, and changed the battlefields of war forever.


• Provides technical details on all significant models of machine guns from their introduction in the late 1800s to the present

• Includes a comprehensive reference section that lists the machine guns in chronological order and provides an illustration and a description of the weapons system, including characteristics, number made, and other pertinent information



Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2004
ISBN: 1851094806 (hardback : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 623.4424 WIL
Characteristics: xiii, 267 p. : ill. ; 27 cm

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