Seventy-five years ago, Allied troops invaded Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” to bring an end to Nazi tyranny, and many of them arrived by parachute or glider. They were the men of the British and American airborne, and they were well-armed indeed.
In early October 1918, men from the 77th Division advanced into the Argonne Forest as part of a massive American attack.
Genuine examples of NRA-marked M1911 pistols are valued collectibles, especially if accompanied by the original sale documents confirming their provenance.
During World War II, the .45 ACP M1911 and M1911A1 pistols were popular with American troops, and here we present some imagery of those who trained and fought with “old slabsides.”
Browning’s classic has helped American servicemen earn the Medal of Honor.