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I Have This Old Gun: Lewis Machine Gun

I Have This Old Gun: Lewis Machine Gun

A Lewis Gun For The Trenches

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.

'Grim Reapers:' The Machine Guns Of World War I

A century ago, Americans of the American Expeditionary Force arrived in France and began filtering into the death and stalemate of the trenches. Machine guns transformed the battlefield of the Western Front, and here is a look at guns nicknamed the “Grim reapers” or the "Devil’s Paintbrush.”

Machine Guns Of The American Expeditionary Force In World War I

Here are a few of the machine guns in use by the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in France.

Machine Guns Take Flight During The Great War

Man had barely learned to fly when he decided to both fly and fight. With both in their infancy, the machine gun was the natural partner of the aircraft in this endeavor.

'The Devil of Antwerp': Father Of Aerial Combat Jan Olieslagers

The Belgian aviation pioneer used an FN Model 1900 in one of the first aerial gunfights in the skies over Europe during World War I.

The Ivy Patch Gun

Ever go digging in an ivy patch? Imagine finding an artillery piece at the end of your trowel....

Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

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.

The Keefe Report: The Guns of “They Shall Not Grow Old“

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.

'Over There': U.S. Soldiers Under British Command In WWI

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.

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