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Machine guns : an illustrated history of their impact

Author: James H Willbanks
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004.
Series: Weapons and warfare series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H Willbanks
ISBN: 1851094806 9781851094806 1851094857 9781851094851
OCLC Number: 56481994
Description: xiii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : the search for firepower --
2. Organ batteries and mechanical machine guns --
3. The Maxim guns --
4. Machine guns during World War I --
5. The development of the submachine gun --
6. Preparing for the next round --
7. Machine guns in World War II --
8. The Cold War and the future --
Individual machine gun models.
Series Title: Weapons and warfare series.
Responsibility: James H. Willbanks.
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