Watch this American Rifleman Television video segment "Over There! Part 7: No Finer Troops" to learn about U.S. soldiers of the 27th and 30th Infantry Divisions who fought on the Western Front under British command using British arms.
Despite being touted as a success, the New Zealand gun buyback program accomplished little.
Predictably, the New Zealand Gun Buyback program championed by the country's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, took a turn for the worse, as several episodes attest.
New Zealand has temporarily shut down its gun buyback website after officials admitted it inadvertently provided access to some participants’ personal information.
Although the M1 Garand was the United States’ main infantry rifle during World War II—the only standard-issue semi-automatic on the battlefield—another self-loader was issued to Marine parachutists in smaller numbers. It was the Johnson Model of 1941.