US small arms in World War II : a photographic history of the weapons in action / Tom Laemlein ; foreword by Dale Dye ; layout and design by Mike Gerenser.
By: Laemlein, Tom.Material type: BookPublisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2011Description: 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781849084949; 1849084947.Other title: United States small arms in World War II.Subject(s): Military weapons -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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.
Includes bibliographical references.
Handguns -- Thompson submachine gun -- M3 "Grease Gun" -- Reising submachine gun -- UD M42 Marlin submachine gun -- M1 carbine -- M1903 Springfield rifle -- M1917 Enfield rifle -- M1 Garand rifle -- M1941 Johnson rifle & M1941 Johnson light machine gun -- Shotguns -- Browning automatic rifle -- Browning .30 caliber machine guns -- Browning .50 caliber machine guns.