Chamberlain, Peter and Gander, Terry.
Title MACHINE GUNS. WORLD WAR 2 FACT FILES.
Publisher Arco, New York, 1974.
Seller ID 18825
64 pp, 10 3/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0668036087 Profusely illustrated in b&w. "Some military writers have described the machine gun as 'the supreme infantry weapon' and during World War 2 it certainly maintained its tactical role inherited from the battlefields of World War 1. Its importance to all the combatant armies cannot be over-estimated as it played the part of prime fire-power source of all the infantry units of every combatant. This Fact File sets out to describe the mach i n e g u n s u sed by all the warring nations involved in World War 2. Each machine gun is described and illustrated along with its data. All the machine guns used are mentioned including World War 1 veterans such as the German MG08 and the Bri ti sh . 3 03 " Vi ck e rs , and going right up to the famous German MG42. The coverage includes such items as the Indian Army's Vickers-Berthier, the Japanese Nambu series, the Russian M1910, and the Czech ZB26. Also included are the numerous lig ht mac hin e gun s suc h a s the Bren and American Johnson. The largest calibre covered is 15 mm with heavier guns being covered in other Fact Files." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight wi th no o ther o wner sh ip m arks . Ext erior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one small corner crease, some light delamination on front hinge. Very Good