While the Thompson and the M3 “grease gun” served with great acclaim during World War II, a lesser-known design saw service across the world in the hands of the OSS and SOE.
Far less familiar than the Thompson or the Reising, the U.S.-made UD M.’42 submachine gun was still a factor for the OSS and French resistance fighters operating behind enemy lines during World War II.
The fight that developed in the streets of in 1968 would give the Marine Corps one of its most memorable victories—in a battle style for which the Marines had not been trained. The guns used during the conflict ranged from brand-new M16A1s and M40 sniper rifles to World War II leftovers.
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.