Arms and Armour of the First World WarArms and Armour of the First World War



This book offers an extended introduction to the artillery and personal firearms of the Great War, with particular focus on iconic weapons such as the Maxim machine gun.

Author: Jonathan Ferguson

Publisher: Arms and Armour Series

ISBN: 0948092785

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Page: 128

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"The First World War was a watershed in human history. Beginning in the European summer of 1914, the conflict reverberated around the world, destroying four empires and costing nearly ten million lives. The years of war also saw major advances in military strategy and tactics, which were reflected in the weapons used on the battlefield. Jonathan Ferguson, Lisa Traynor and Henry Yallop offer an extended introduction to the artillery and personal firearms of the Great War, with particular focus on icons such as the Maxim machine gun. They provide a unique insight into the material culture that not only brought about the horrors of the Somme, Passchendaele and Gallipoli but, arguably, provided the means to bring peace in 1918.0The book forms part of a series of introductions to aspects of the Royal Armouries' collection of arms and armour. Written by specialists in the field, they are packed full of fascinating information and stunning photography."--Back cover.

A Distinguished Collection of Arms and Armor on Permanent DisplayA Distinguished Collection of Arms and Armor on Permanent Display



This picturesque Navy edge-weapon was still being carried by certain Marine Drill Instructors at the onset of the 2nd World War; eighty years of continual service! 395. Smith & Wesson Cartridge Revolver. This was the first production ...

Author: Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. History Division

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ISBN: UVA:X000416106

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Page: 144

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Contents: Small craft interaction in shallow water -- Rudder propellers and their use on coastal and shallow water vessels -- Fast ships in shallow water -- Model and full scale steering trials on a 50 tonne fuel tanker -- Ships in shallow water on confined waters: a bibliography.

Warfare in Ancient GreeceWarfare in Ancient Greece



Discussing the background, weapons and tactics of the ancient Greeks, this title describes the weapons, armour, chariots and other military equipment used from 1550 to 150 BC. It traces how and when various pieces of equipment came into use ...

Author: Tim Everson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752495064

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Page: 256

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Discussing the background, weapons and tactics of the ancient Greeks, this title describes the weapons, armour, chariots and other military equipment used from 1550 to 150 BC. It traces how and when various pieces of equipment came into use; where they were introduced from; the effectiveness of the equipment; and when and why things changed.

Samurai Arms Armour and the Tactics of WarfareSamurai Arms Armour and the Tactics of Warfare



This book is part of the unique Book of Samurai series that comprises the works of 17th-century samurai tactician Natori Sanj_r_ Masazumi, retainer and advisor to the lords of Kish_ domain.

Author: Antony Cummins

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 9781786781932

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Page: 528

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This book is part of the unique Book of Samurai series that comprises the works of 17th-century samurai tactician Natori Sanj_r_ Masazumi, retainer and advisor to the lords of Kish_ domain. It offers an unparalleled insight into the weaponry and armour of the samurai era, as well as tactical advice for use on the battlefield and off _ wisdom that can be applied to many scenarios today. Heieki Y_h_, the first scroll translated in this book, offers advice for every possible situation, from moving troops to besieging a castle to fighting on the open battlefield. From turning thieves or cowards to good service, to practising "external listening" in order to obtain information from as many sources as possible, to penetrating the deeper motives of those who slander (or praise) others, the advice here is thought provoking and paints a vivid picture of samurai Japan at war. Heigu Y_h_, the second scroll, gives us a rare and precious glimpse into samurai arms and armour, including their construction, status regulations and connected ceremonies, mythology and Buddhist doctrine: a helmet's ventilation hole, for example, allows access to the 98,000 gods of war. There is an accessible introduction and a glossary, as well as 130 line drawings that include illustrations of arms and armour, strategic diagrams and beautiful examples of Japanese calligraphy.

Commando TacticsCommando Tactics



Stephen Bull, in this in-depth study of commando tactics and history, seeks to dispel the myths and the misunderstandings that surround them, and he places these elite troops of 70 years ago in the context of their times.

Author: Stephen Bull

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781848840744

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Page: 214

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British commandos are among the most celebrated soldiers of the Second World War. Their daring, ingenuity and bravery have given rise to an almost legendary reputation that makes it difficult to appreciate fully their role and their true value as fighting men. Stephen Bull, in this in-depth study of commando tactics and history, seeks to dispel the myths and the misunderstandings that surround them, and he places these elite troops of 70 years ago in the context of their times. He also demonstrates that the idea of the commando took time to develop - and that commando operations were far from always successful. Commando tactics - amphibious, mountain, close quarter - were forged through the often-painful experience of raids and combined operations. And commando tactics and organization remained in a state of flux throughout the war as new situations and challenges arose. Stephen Bull's vivid account will be essential reading for anyone who is interested in commando fighting techniques and the early history of special forces.

A Glossary of the Construction Decoration and Use of Arms and ArmorA Glossary of the Construction Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor



During the First World War, Stone served the United States government as head of the Non-Ferrous Metals section of the War ... Stone could trace the beginning of his fascination with arms and armor to the age of four, when he first ...

Author: George Cameron Stone

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486131290

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Page: 694

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DIVIndispensable resource employs alphabetized, easy-to-use format. Arquebuses, flintlocks, and other antique guns appear here, along with German armor, Roman short swords, Turkish crossbows, much more. Over 4,500 individual photos and drawings, 875 detailed figures. /div