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Illustrated with outstanding colour profile artworks, The Essential Identification Guide: Small Arms 1914-45 is the definitive study of the small arms equipment of warring nations across both world wars. Organised by conflict and within each war by front, the book describes in depth the various models in service with each force. All the key small arms are featured, such as handguns, machine guns and submachine guns, bolt-action and automatic rifles, and grenade launchers, and all the key models are included, such as the Colt .45 handgun, the Thompson M1928 submachine gun, the Type 92 machine gun, the SMLE rifle, the Bren gun, the MP40 machine pistol, and the M1 Garand rifle.
Fully illustrated with more than 200 colour profile artworks and with accompanying specifications and background text, The Essential Identification Guide: Small Arms 1914-45 is an excellent reference guide for modellers and any enthusiast with an interest in the military technology of the twentieth century.
About the Author
Michael E. Haskew has been writing and researching military history subjects for more than 25 years. He is the editor of WWII History Magazine, the author of The Sniper At War, Order of Battle: Western Allied Armies and The Encyclopedia of Elite Forces In World War II, and has contributed to numerous other books and periodicals. Mr Haskew also served as editor of The World War II Desk Reference with the Eisenhower Center For American Studies. He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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"excellent book which places the development of small arms technology in the context of the battles in which they were used." * HistoryofWar.org *