Now in Muskegon, Mich. as a museum ship, U.S.S. LST 393 once served as a specialized landing ship for the United States Navy, delivering thousands of troops and vehicles from the coast of Sicily to the shores of Normandy during D-day.
The most famous rifle of D-Day—or at least the most memorable rifle of “The Longest Day”—wasn’t actually there. Lord Lovat did carry his Mannlicher-Schoenauer carbine in combat, however, and we can learn a lot about British and American guns used during World War II from his memoirs.
When it comes to "best" quality guns, names such as Purdey and Holland & Holland come to mind, but most are not aware that Spain's Eibar region has a long history of fine gunmaking. Today, Spanish makers produce some of the finest "best" quality shotguns in the world.