Though most users of the SMLEs traded their bolt guns in long ago, the policemen of Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India, turned in their Lee-Enfields in January 2020.
Director Peter Jackson, the man behind The recent film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings," decided to take on a project to gives voice to those British soldiers that fought in the Great War.
Col. Isaac Newton Lewis capitalized on the experimental drum-fed, air-cooled, McLean machine gun, developing a light machine gun that he hoped to sell to the U.S. government.
T.E. Lawrence fought an unconventional campaign in the Arabian Desert during the Great War. But he had American help—the M1911 pistol and the Lewis light machine gun.