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.

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


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.

US Anti-tank Artillery 1941–45


Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782002138
Category: History
Page: 48
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The US Army's development of the 37mm anti-tank gun began in response to needs identified during the Spanish Civil War. By the time it entered service in Tunisia in 1943, the gun was already obsolete, and the US began the licensed manufacture of the British 6-pdr in the hope of finding a quick solution to its artillery requirements. This in turn proved unequal to the demands of warfare in France in 1944, and further anti-tank measures were developed – rocket propelled grenades for infantry use, and weapons designed specifically for use by the Tank Destroyer Force.

World War II

War in the Air
Author: John Hamilton
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1617830631
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Surveys military aviation by the major powers on both sides and describes such important aspects of the air war as the Battle of Britain, parachute troops, aircraft carriers, and the bombing of targets deep within enemy territory.

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.

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

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.

The Bren Gun


Author: Neil Grant
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782000844
Category: History
Page: 80
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Adopted in 1938 and remaining in British service until 1991, the popular and reliable Bren was an iconic light machine gun, and arguably the most recognizable Commonwealth weapon of World War ll. Gas-operated and magazine-fed, it was based on a Czech design and was issued in large numbers during and after World War ll, as a section-level automatic weapon. Offering remarkable accuracy for an LMG, the Bren had an effective range of 600 yards, but could reach out to over 1,500 yards. It was generally fired from the prone position using a bipod, but could be fired from the hip when necessary. If kept clean, the Bren gave a reliable service in the harshest of environments, from the deserts of Libya to the Korean mountains in winter. As well as widespread infantry use, the Bren was widely supplied to resistance movements in Occupied Europe. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and based on meticulous research, this is an engaging story of the iconic light machine gun that equipped British and Commonwealth forces throughout World War II and in a host of postwar conflicts, right up to the Falklands and beyond.

World War II US Army Combat Equipments


Author: Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472814266
Category: History
Page: 64
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A soldier's "web gearÂ?? is as important to his ability to live and fight on the battlefield as are his clothing and weapons. In World War II the US Army issued equipment items that had originated in 1910, though modified and augmented in the 1920s and 1930s, and again during the war itself as a result of combat experience. This book describes and illustrates the great majority of the personal equipment provided for infantry riflemen, GIs armed with other weapons and their ammunition-bearers, officers, and medics. In addition to the web gear itself it covers canteens, mess kit, and first aid items; weapons-related and other specialist items; the long struggle to produce a practical backpack; bivouac and shelter gear, and the most commonly carried tools. The text also explains the basics of materials, colors, markings, nomenclature, and weights for the guidance of collectors. It is illustrated with wartime photos and color close-ups, and the wide-ranging color plates specially prepared for this book offer more than 130 images.

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.

Infantry weapons


Author: John Weeks
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 161
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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.

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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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

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.

Rearming the French


Author: Marcel Vigneras
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781944961893
Category: History
Page: 464
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In October 1942 Maj. Gen. Mark W. Clark, representing the U.S. Army, and Brig. Gen. Charles Mast, spokesman for General Henri Giraud, met secretly in Cherchel, seventy-five miles west of Algiers. The subject of their conversations was a momentous one-the imminent re-entry of French North Africa into the war. General Clark, acting on instructions from President Roosevelt, gave positive assurances to General Mast that the United States would furnish the equipment necessary to outfit the North African forces. Clark's commitment was timely, for Anglo-American forces were about to land in northwest Africa. More important, it heralded an event of great significance: the forthcoming assumption, by the United States, of direct responsibility for reequipping the French armed forces. The British had been discharging this responsibility by maintaining the small band of Frenchmen stubbornly fighting on their side and under their control since mid-1940. Before World War II had ended, the Americans had fully equipped and trained eight French divisions in North Africa, partially outfitted and trained three more in France, furnished equipment for nineteen air squadrons, and carried out an extensive rehabilitation program for the French Navy. They had supplied some 1,400 aircraft, 160,000 rifles and carbines, 30,000 machine guns, 3,000 artillery guns, 5,000 tanks and These instructions were relayed in Msg R-2080, Gen George C. Marshall to Lt Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower, 17 Oct 42, CM-OUT 5682. (See Bibliographical Note.) "Clark . . . should state . . . the U.S. will furnish equipment for French Forces which will operate against the Axis." self-propelled weapons, and 51,000,000 rounds of ammunition. An occurrence of historic import was thus re-enacted in reverse. Twice France had similarly undertaken to assist an unprepared America at war. In 1781, in addition to sending an expeditionary corps to help the young colonies in their fight for independence, France supplied weapons and materiel to the infant Continental Army. Much later, in World War I. France, herself at war with Germany, again provided materiel to the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) sent to the European continent. In that second episode, the nature and extent of the help rendered were vastly different from what they were to be in World War II. Yet the parallel is striking enough to warrant, for the sake of historical comparison, a brief account of the aid extended by the French to the American forces in 1917-18."

For Want of a Gun

The Sherman Tank Scandal of WWII
Author: Christian Mark Dejohn
Publisher: Schiffer Military History
ISBN: 9780764352508
Category: History
Page: 456
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This remarkable story exposes the Sherman tank scandal of World War II, involving some of the biggest American names and stretching from the White House and Pentagon to factories and battlefronts. Outgunned by more powerful German opponents, the inferiority of American tanks led to some of the worst setbacks of the war, prolonging it in Europe. US tankers ultimately prevailed, but over 60,000 armored division soldiers were killed and wounded; their preventable sacrifice inspired the Hollywood movie Fury. Included are striking images of the Sherman's adversaries (photographed exclusively at the National Museum of Cavalry and Armor), along with original equipment, documents, period propaganda, and vintage photos of Sherman tanks in action. As a German officer noted, "I was on this hill with six 88mm antitank guns...Every time they sent a tank, we knocked it out. Finally we ran out of ammunition, and the Americans didn't run out of tanks."