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British and American Infantry Weapons Of World War 2 #APCHRD0012
 
British and American Infantry Weapons Of World War 2
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$11.99
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NA
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Used
Genre:
Weapons & Weapon Systems
Company:
Arco Publishing

 While the infantryman for generations had only been regarded as useful with a rifle and bayonet, this changed radically during the 1939 to 1946 timeframe.  World War II precipitated the development of many different infantry weapons which meant that the foot soldier had to master more arms than any other branch of the Army.  This book reviews all the many infantry weapons used by the British and American forces during World War II.  It meticulously reviews in detail small arms ammunition, rifles, bayonets, pistols, revolvers, sub-machine guns, heavy machine guns, mortars, anti-tank guns, grenades and flame throwers.  Among the many weapons reviewed are the Garand (U.S. Rifle, 30in M.1) noted by none other than General George S. Patten as the "greatest battle implement ever designed" and the sub-machine gun made famous by the Chicago gangs who used it to good effect during the Prohibition era.  "British and American Infantry Weapons Of World War 2" includes the following major sections: 1) Small Arms Ammunition; 2) Rifles; 3) Pistols and Revolvers; 4) Sub-machine Guns; 5) Machine Guns; 6) Mortars; 7) Anti-tank Weapons; 8) Bayonets; 9) Grenades; 10) Flame Throwers; 11) Appendix I - Comparative weights for equivalent stopping effect; 12) Appendix II - Estimated damaging power of representative pistol cartridges; 13) Appendix III - Comparative table of British, American and German small arms; 14) Appendix IV - Comparative table of British, American and German infantry mortars; 15) Appendix V - Small arms ammunition interchangeability and 16) Appendix VI - Note on the comparative effectiveness of British and German mortars.  In addition to an informative narrative, this book includes the following features: 1) Approximately 60 black and white photographs and 3 black and white illustrations.  This book is 76 pages and is in very good condition.  The author is A. J. Barker.  Edition published in 1969.

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