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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a look at the history of the machine gun and how it revolutionized modern ground combat. It provides technical details on all significant models of machine guns from their introduction in the late 1800s to the present and includes a list of machine guns in chronological order.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Willbanks, James H., 1947-
Machine guns.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004
(DLC) 2004020609
(OCoLC)56481994
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James H Willbanks
ISBN: 1851094857 9781851094851 1851094806 9781851094806 1280712511 9781280712517
OCLC Number: 57406373
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 267 pages) : illustrations.
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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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.  Read more...

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