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The M1 Carbine.

Author: Leroy Thompson
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing Ltd, 2011.
Series: Weapon; EBL-Schweitzer
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Online-ausgView all editions and formats
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Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; Development; Use; Impact; Conclusion; Further Reading; Imprint.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leroy Thompson
ISBN: 9781849089074 1849089078
OCLC Number: 882954228
Description: Online-Ressource (1 online resource (157 Seiten)).
Series Title: Weapon; EBL-Schweitzer

Abstract:

Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; Development; Use; Impact; Conclusion; Further Reading; Imprint.

In 1938 the US Chief of Infantry requested that the Ordnance Department develop a carbine to be used by service and support troops, artillerymen, machine-gun crews, tankers, mortar crews and other troops not needing the power of the M1 Garand rifle. The development of this new weapon was given an added impetus by Germany's successful use of airborne and glider troops early on in World War II. This caused a fear amongst US officers that troops normally considered 'behind the lines' personnel might have to fight elite German troops and would therefore require a more effective weapon than their s.

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