Author: Neil Grant
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2015-03-20
This volume offers an insight into the iconic Mauser family of German bolt-action rifles. Drawing on first-hand accounts of the weapons in combat and primary sources regarding their mechanical performance, this fully illustrated study charts the Mauser's origins, combat record and lasting influence. It explores the full range of Mauser rifles, beginning with the hugely successful Gew 98, which entered service in the time of the Kaiser, provided the basis for the US Springfield M1903 and equipped combatants such as the South African Boers. It also investigates the Kar 98k, which was still in front-line use with Wehrmacht troops in 1945, saw use with Mexican and Yugoslavian forces, and even played a role in the 1990s Balkan conflicts in the hands of snipers. Featuring expert analysis, specially commissioned artwork and gripping first-hand accounts, this volume is ideal for anyone seeking an understanding of these sturdy and accurate rifles' unique place in the history of small-unit tactics in the 20th century.
Author: John Walter
Publisher: Greenhill Books
Release Date: 2003
A compact and authoritative guide to military rifles - Covers rifles from Britain, the USA, Germany, Russia, and elsewhere - Includes technical data and performance details The twentieth century was a true testing ground for tactics, conducting warfare, and, inevitably, weaponry. The mainstay of all armies in the two great confrontations of that century was the military rifle. This informative book presents information on more than 60 weapons, including semiautomatics and auto-loaders, including the Mauser, Lee-Enfield, and Tokarev. A detailed description of each rifle and its key features is supported by technical data and specially selected illustrations. Details of relevant ammunition and accessories complete the work.
Author: Antonio Sagona
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Anzac Battlefield: A Gallipoli Landscape of War and Memory explores the transformation of Gallipoli's landscape in antiquity, during the famed battles of the First World War and in the present day. Drawing on archival, archaeological and cartographic material, this book unearths the deep history of the Gallipoli peninsula, setting the Gallipoli campaign in a broader cultural and historical context. The book presents the results of an original archaeological survey, the research for which was supported by the Australian, New Zealand and Turkish Governments. The survey examines materials from both sides of the battlefield, and sheds new light on the environment in which Anzac and Turkish soldiers endured the conflict. Richly illustrated with both Ottoman and Anzac archival images and maps, as well as original maps and photographs of the landscape and archaeological findings, Anzac Battlefield is an important contribution to our understanding of Gallipoli and its landscape of war and memory.
Author: Jürgen Grässlin
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Political Science
Politik, Industrie, Banken – wer profitiert vom Krieg? Unsere Politiker beschwören den Frieden und betreiben den Krieg: Deutschland ist der weltweit drittgrößte Waffenexporteur – und schreckt vor Lieferungen an verbrecherische Regime und Diktatoren nicht zurück. Jürgen Grässlin deckt auf, wer die Profiteure dieser Kriegswirtschaft sind, er nennt Industrieunternehmen beim Namen, er zeigt, wer in der Politik die Exporte genehmigt und wie die Banken das alles finanzieren. Hochbrisante Fakten, profund recherchiert – ein Augenöffner, wie tief unser Land in die globale Tötungsmaschinerie verstrickt ist.
Author: James A. Wingate
Release Date: 2007-06-11
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Collecting these great historical battle rifles is great fun, but the serious novice will soon become confused, and then irritated. The Author, a veteran Mechanical Engineer, knows this, because it happened to him too. He actually wrote this book for his own use, from notes he made to avoid being cheated out of hard-earned gun-collecting investment funds, and now he shares it with you. Its Mauser Model identification procedure guides the new collector in sorting out a specific rifle identity from the world's hundreds of known physical variants, using standard photographic references commercially available to everyone. It is chock full of brand-new close-up photos, mechanical details, info on chamber crests, markings, and the historical time line of the many global manufacturers of this immortal rifle. It is written in a crusty, personal and often irreverent style (but only where irreverence is well past due!)
Author: Gary Paul Johnston
Publisher: Ironside International Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2016-12-15
The World's Assault Rifles is a definitive, comprehensive reference book covering the militaries of 50 countries in 71 chapters. Comprising more than 1,900 photographs, this book includes extensive assault rifle history, operating and locking systems, ammunition types, individual specifications and much more. With the 1200-page hardcover version weighing 9 pounds and now selling for hundreds of dollars, The World's Assault Rifles, as an eBook, offers convenient transportation and comfortable reading pleasure in the office, at home and during travel, not to mention the low cost. Now used by hundreds of military scholars and agencies world wide, The World's Assault Rifles in eBook format will provide instant fingertip access to information unavailable from any other source at an unbeatable price!
Author: Stephen D. Carpenteri
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Gun Trader's Guide is the bestselling collectible firearms reference, having sold over two million copies in thirty-five editions. The guide includes prices for all types of firearms, but what if you are only interested in buying, selling, and collecting rifles? Then Gun Trader's Guide to Rifles is the book for you! Featuring all your favorite rifles from the original Gun Trader's Guide, plus hundreds more, this is the only reference you'll ever need. Veteran editor and firearms enthusiast Stephen D. Carpenteri has compiled and cataloged discontinued and collectible rifles from your favorite manufacturers, such as Anschütz, Browning, Colt, Marlin, Remington, Ruger, Savage, Weatherby, Winchester, and more. Complete with specs and price gradients based on the condition of the rifle, collecting and selling your firearms will be easier than ever. Carpenteri also provides valuable tips on how to use the guide, as well as articles on various collectible rifles and the art of rifle trading. Also step behind the scenes to learn what dealers are looking for, what they want in your rifle, and what's required to become a dealer, which should help you when buying, trading, or selling your rifles. Whether you are a first-time rifle-owner or a longtime rifle enthusiast, Gun Trader's Guide to Rifles is an invaluable tool to read before stepping foot in that dealer's store or attending a gun show.