In this web exclusive, we tell the story of Pvt. Thomas C. Neibauer, an automatic rifleman in the 42nd "Rainbow" Division and an Idaho native, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Great War.
The Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III was the main British infantry rifle of the Great War. Learn more about this iconic 1913 rifle in this week's NRA Gun of the Week video.
Watch this feature segment on the "Handguns of World War I" from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.
Despite its reputation, the "Fusil Mitrailleur Modéle 1915 CSRG" served effectively in combat for the French military chambered for the 8x50R Lebel cartridge, the Belgian military in 7.65x53 mm, and the Polish military in 7.92x57 mm Mauser.
Historian and American Rifleman TV Field Editor Martin K. A. Morgan describes the horror of trench warfare that Doughboys of the American Expeditionary Force would face.
Machine guns changed the battlefield during the Great War, driving soldiers below ground into the trenches to escape enemy fire. But here is a century-old solution, found by contributor Tom Laemlein, to firing a Lewis light machine without exposing the gunner to the enemy. And it is one we have never seen before—or since.