The U.S. Marines in France would earn the name “Teufelshunde” or “Devil Dogs” from the Germans they faced. The Marines fought five major battles during World War I, mostly with the same small arms used by the U.S. Army, but with a few exceptions.
Here are a few of the machine guns in use by the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in France.
There has been confusion and speculation about the M1903 Springfield “Stripped for Air Service.” Documents from the National Archives explain the why, how many were made, and how the “Air Service ’03” was obsolete before it was even made.
On this week's episode of American Rifleman TV, we begin the top 10 machine guns of all time, starting with the FN MAG and BAR. We'll also take a look at the Colt Gold Trophy 1911 along with the Hall breech-loading rifle and carbine.
Watch this American Rifleman Television video segment 'Over There! Part 8' to learn about the role of American snipers in World War I, the use of "trench gun" shotguns and the end of World War I.