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The Hotchkiss Model Of 1914 Heavy Machine Gun

A century ago, the American Expeditionary Force entered heavy combat in France, and the Doughboys’ most-used heavy machine gun during the Great War was the French Hotchkiss Model of 1914.

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.

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.

'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.”

1909 Benet-Mercie Machine Rifle: The 'Daylight Gun'

Although it had problems, the 1909 Benet-Mercie was the U.S. military’s first light machine gun.

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