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.
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.
Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. This article is from "Arms and the Man," Oct. 1917.
Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. From the Oct. 7, 1915, Arms & The Man, is the story of the French infantry—the poilu, the “hairy ones” —as the shelled, bombed, filthy, bearded men fought and died to throw the Germans out of their homeland. How frontline? Try 75 feet from the Germans.