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Infantry Weapons of World War II

Infantry Weapons of World War II

  • Author: Jan Suermondt
  • Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780715319253
  • Category: Infantry
  • Page: 256
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Jan Suermondt presents over 150 weapons used between 1940 and 1945 by both Allied and Axis forces, with detailed specifications, service history and actual accounts of their effectiveness by those who used them. These weapons defined the land war, from the US Army's BAR and the British Ben to the German Schmeisser and the Russian Degtaryev DP/DPM. Accompanied by actual war images of the weapons in use, this is a valuable and fascinating insight into the most important military struggle of the 20th Century.

World War II Weapons

World War II Weapons

  • Author: Arnold Ringstad
  • Publisher: ABDO
  • ISBN: 1629697842
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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This title examines the major weapons used during World War II, focusing on their development, strategy and tactics, and their effect on the course of the war. Compelling narrative text and well-chosen historical photographs and primary sources make this book perfect for report writing. Features include a glossary, a selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Weapons of World War II

Weapons of World War II

  • Author: Matt Doeden
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 1429619724
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Describes the weapons of World War II, including small arms, larger weapons, and vehicles.

German Automatic Weapons of World War II

German Automatic Weapons of World War II

  • Author: Robert Bruce
  • Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
  • ISBN: 9781861262691
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Exceptional color photography and an authoritative text reveal the individual characteristics of the automatic weapons used by German soldiers during World War II. The weapons are depicted being field-stripped and fired by models dressed in authentic period uniforms and field equipment, effectively placing each weapon in its correct historical context. Some of the weapons profiled include: the Mauser Schnellfeuer machine pistol; MP40 sub-machine gun; MG34 machine gun; FG42/I and II paratroop assault weapons; and the StG44 assault rifle.

World War Ii Infantry Weapons of the United States

World War Ii Infantry Weapons of the United States

Thompson Submachine Gun, M1 Garand, M1911 Pistol, M1 Carbine, M2 Browning MacHine Gun, Bazooka, M1

  • Author: Source Wikipedia
  • Publisher: University-Press.org
  • ISBN: 9781230838328
  • Category:
  • Page: 94
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 93. Chapters: Thompson submachine gun, M1 Garand, M1911 pistol, M1 carbine, M2 Browning machine gun, Bazooka, M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle, M1903 Springfield, M1919 Browning machine gun, Winchester Model 1897, M3 submachine gun, M1917 Browning machine gun, M50 Reising, Maxim gun, Smith & Wesson Model 10, United States Marine Raider Stiletto, M18 recoilless rifle, KA-BAR, Winchester Model 1912, M2 4.2 inch mortar, Bangalore torpedo, M7 grenade launcher, M1941 Johnson rifle, Browning Auto-5, Ithaca 37, M1941 Johnson machine gun, United Defense M42, M2 mortar, Mk 2 grenade, M2 flamethrower, M20 recoilless rifle, T13 Beano Grenade, M1905 bayonet, M2 Hyde, M1 mortar, Satchel charge, M17 rifle grenade, M1942 bayonet, M7 mine, M1A1 Flamethrower, M1 bayonet, M1 mine, Mark I trench knife, M3 Fighting Knife. Excerpt: The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight, easy to use semi-automatic carbine that became a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and was produced in several variants. It was widely used by U.S. and foreign military, paramilitary and police forces, and has also been a popular civilian firearm. In selective fire versions capable of fully automatic fire, the carbine is designated the M2 carbine. The M3 carbine was an M2 with an active infrared scope system. Unlike conventional carbines, which are generally a version of a parent rifle with a shorter barrel (like the earlier .30-40 U.S. Krag rifle and carbine and the later M16A2 rifle and M4 carbine), the M1 carbine has only one part in common with the M1 rifle (a short buttplate screw) and fires a different cartridge. M1 Garand and M1 CarbinePrior to World War II, Army Ordnance received reports from various branches (infantry, armor, artillery, supply) that the full-size M1...

World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics

World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics

  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472805186
  • Category: History
  • Page: 64
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The battlefield interaction between infantry and tanks was central to combat on most fronts in World War II. The first 'Blitzkrieg' campaigns saw the tank achieve a new dominance. New infantry tactics and weapons Â? some of them desperately dangerous Â? had to be adopted, while the armies raced to develop more powerful anti-tank guns and new light weapons. By 1945, a new generation of revolutionary shoulder-fired AT weapons was in widespread use. This book explains in detail the shifting patterns of anti-tank combat, illustrated with photographs, diagrams and colour plates showing how weapons were actually employed on the battlefield.

Russian Infantry Weapons of World War II

Russian Infantry Weapons of World War II

  • Author: A. J. Barker,John Walter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 80
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US Small Arms in World War II

US Small Arms in World War II

A photographic history of the weapons in action

  • Author: Tom Laemlein,Dale Dye
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781849084949
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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From the humorous to the poignant, this incredible collection of wartime images reveals ordinary GIs on the frontline. From the deserts of North Africa to Normandy and from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima, every theater of war is covered and each image details the small arms that the average GI carried with him to wage war and win an historic victory. All the key small arms, from the commonplace 3Grease Gun2 to the rare Johnson rifle, and including pistols, rifles, carbines, combat shotguns, automatic rifles and machine guns are included. Tom Laemlein has created a unique photo study that draws together a rare collection of classic images (many never before seen). These images together with a short introduction to each weapon tells the combat story of the US Army at war.

Weapons of the Tankers

Weapons of the Tankers

  • Author: Harry Yeide
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610607780
  • Category:
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Uniforms, Equipment, and Weapons of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I

Uniforms, Equipment, and Weapons of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I

  • Author: Bret Werner
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780764324314
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 326
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Uniforms, Equipment and Weapons of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I is a detailed look at the uniforms, equipment, weapons, personal items, insignia, and specialist equipment of the American Army during the Great War. This comprehensive study uses over 100 original black and white photographs of American soldiers, many of which are previously unpublished. The book also shows over 700 full color photographs of original items as well as recreated scenes that bring many of these items to life. Finally, one book that covers all of the nuances of the American Doughboy during the Great War, from common uniforms and equipment, to the rare experimental and private purchased items. This is an indispensable work for any First World War collector, living historian, modeller and enthusiast.

World War II US Marine Infantry Regiments

World War II US Marine Infantry Regiments

  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472826078
  • Category: History
  • Page: 64
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The United States Marine Corps came into its own in the Pacific Islands campaign against Japan in World War II. From Guadalcanal to Okinawa, US Marines formed the tip of the spear as Allied forces sought to push the Japanese back to their Home Islands. This fascinating study tracks the deployments of the various Marine divisions throughout the war and explains their composition, but also goes deeper, to detail the individual regiments – the focus of the marines' identity and pride. It explains the organization of the Marine infantry regiment and its equipment, and how they evolved during the war. The marine infantryman's evolving uniforms, field equipment and weapons are illustrated throughout using specially commissioned artwork and detailed descriptions to produce a fitting portrait of the US military's elite fighting force in the Pacific.

Weapons of World War II

Weapons of World War II

  • Author: Alexander Lüdeke,Gillian Delaforce
  • Publisher: Parragon Pubishing India
  • ISBN: 9781445424354
  • Category: Military weapons
  • Page: 320
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D-Day Encyclopedia

D-Day Encyclopedia

Everything You Want to Know About the Normandy Invasion

  • Author: Barrett Tillman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1621573125
  • Category: History
  • Page: 391
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This unique encyclopedia provides detailed entries for everything you ever wanted to know about D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. Organized alphabetically, the entries give detailed descriptions of weapons, equipment, divisions, air and naval units, geography, terminology, personalities, and more. Every Allied division that crossed the English Channel on June 6, 1944 has its own listing as do the major Axis divisions that fought them. Brief biographies of major military and political leaders on both sides provide a handy who's who of the campaign. The book also includes entries for related popular culture: GI slang, the best movies about D-Day, and major writers such as Stephen Ambrose and Cornelius Ryan. Cross-references make the book easy to use. With hundreds of entries, The D-Day Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference tool for history buffs and great browsing for readers who want to know more about World War II.

Infantry Tactics of the Second World War

Infantry Tactics of the Second World War

  • Author: Stephen Bull,Gordon L. Rottman
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781846032820
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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Regardless of technological and doctrinal advances, final mastery of any battlefield ultimately depends upon the tight-knit group of soldiers trained to direct fire, move, take ground and hold it. This book examines the infantry combat methods of World War II. It draws on the training manuals of the time and first-hand accounts of frontline action and covers the organization and tactics of squad, platoon, company and battalion. It identifies the differences between German, American, British and Japanese approaches and demonstrates how these evolved in the face of changes in the battlefield environment. Motorized infantry tactics are also covered together with each army's responses to the continuously growing challenge and shifting patterns of anti-tank combat and combined operations with armor.

An Illustrated History of the Weapons of World War Two

An Illustrated History of the Weapons of World War Two

A Comprehensive Directory of the Military Weapons Used in World War Two, from Field Artillery and Tanks to Torpedo Boats and Night Fighters, with More Than 180 Photographs

  • Author: Donald Sommerville
  • Publisher: Anness Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9781844769971
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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Offers a comprehensive guide to the military weapons used in World War Two.

Johnson Rifles and Machine Guns

Johnson Rifles and Machine Guns

The Story of Melvin M. Johnson, Jr. and His Guns

  • Author: Bruce N. Canfield,Robert L. Lamoreaux,Edward R. Johnson
  • Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Pub
  • ISBN: 9781931464024
  • Category: History
  • Page: 271
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The M1941 Johnson Rifle is the hottest WWII rifle on the collectors' market today, and this exciting new book covers it all! From invention and manufacture through issue to the troops, every aspect of the Johnson is explained and illustrated - including collector's notes and serial number data. You will learn about all the other Johnson weapons, like the Light Machine Guns, "Paratroop" rifles and aircraft cannon. Discover which troops used these unique guns, including those Johnson Rifles issues to the U.S. Marine Corps. Author Bruce N. Canfield also tells the intriguing story of Johnson himself. Learn about Johnson's continual struggle against government bureaucrats as his rifles stoof head-to-head with the famous M1 Garand.

Weapons of World War II

Weapons of World War II

A Photographic Guide to Tanks, Howitzers, Submachine Guns, and More Historic Ordnance

  • Author: G.M. Barnes
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1632201844
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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World War II not only marked the end of a terrifying time in Europe, but also the dawning of many technological breakthroughs. In Weapons of World War II, written by the Chief of Research and Engineering Office of Ordnance, G.M. Barnes discusses the various weapons used during the war. Such topics include: • Small arms and small arms ammunition • Aircraft armament • Ammunition • Artillery • Tanks, gun motor carriages, and motor transport. • And more! With over a 150 vintage black and white photos, this book is a must-have for any history buff with more than just a passing interest in how the war was fought. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Guns at Last Light

The Guns at Last Light

The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

  • Author: Rick Atkinson
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 142994367X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 896
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The magnificent conclusion to Rick Atkinson's acclaimed Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II It is the twentieth century's unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now, in The Guns at Last Light, he tells the most dramatic story of all—the titanic battle for Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the final campaign of the European war, and Atkinson's riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich—all these historic events and more come alive with a wealth of new material and a mesmerizing cast of characters. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the enormous effort required to win the Allied victory. With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Atkinson's accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that unshackled a continent and preserved freedom in the West. One of The Washington Post's Top 10 Books of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013