Rifles: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2005 - History - 470 pages
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From the musket to the M-16, rifles have played a major role in battle-sometimes tilting the scales in a pivotal moment of war-yet all too often, poor decisions and ill-conceived innovations resulted in putting inappropriate weapons into ill-trained hands, with disastrous consequences. From the earliest muskets to the present, combat rifles have been developed to offer ever-increasing range, accuracy, effectiveness, and ease of use. But the story of the deployment of the infantry rifle is not one of continuous progress. How is it that the weapons on the front lines have too often been neither what the soldiers themselves wanted or needed?Ranging primarily from the late 18th century to the present, this richly illustrated volume tells the fascinating, sometimes problematic history of rifled weapons and ammunition for military use.
  

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About the author (2005)

David Westwood has been interested in the armed forces of the Wehrmacht for as long as he can recall. He has previously researched orders of battle on the German army of World War II, and written a title on Kriegsmarine submarines. He is currently working on an illustrated cartographic guide to the army's campaigns on the Eastern Front. He is married and lives in Derbyshire, UK, where he pursues his passion for fly-fishing.

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