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A Veteran Paratrooper And His M1 Garand: Normandy And The Bulge

From training in the States to fighting in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, this World War II combat rifleman depended on his M1 Garand, which he described as getting him through “some tough situations.”

Guns Of The Battle Of Britain

While most think of the RAF when it comes to the Battle of Britain, the makeshift British Home Guard also played a key role in keeping the isles safe from German invaders. 

The Men And Guns Of D-Day: Omaha & The Breakout

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television "The Men And Guns Of D-Day" to learn more about the landings on Omaha beach, along with the subsequent breakout of Allied forces into northern France.

American Arms of the Battle of the Bulge

American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.

This Old Gun: French RSC Modele 1917

The RSC Modele 1917 developed by France in World War I represented a huge technological leap for battle rifles and saw heavy use on the Western Front.

FN-49: The Last Old-School Battle Rifle

The Fabrique Nationale FN-49 was one of the last military rifles made of forged, blued steel and walnut the old-school way. Today, they are favorites among shooters and collectors alike.

The Battle of Peleliu and Its Relics

American Rifleman Field Editor Martin K. A. Morgan tells the story of the nearly three-month-long Battle of Peleliu and the relics that can still be found on the island today.

"Over There:" The Lost Battalion in the Argonne Forest

Watch this American Rifleman TV segment "Over There! Part Four" to learn about the United States army's "Lost Battalion" and its guns during the Battle of Argonne Forest in World War I.

Guns of Cologne 1945: The American Advance into Germany

In March 1945, tanks and infantry under the command of the 3rd Armored Division took the largest German city captured by the U.S. during WWII: Cologne.

The Baker Rifle at Waterloo

Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington met at Waterloo more than 200 years ago, and the Baker rifle was on the field.

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