WHAT THE CITIZEN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OUR ARMS & WEAPONS by Major James E. Hicke

WHAT THE CITIZEN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OUR ARMS & WEAPONS

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Age Range: 1940 - 41
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Very specialized addition to a useful series, this careful study of the history, the factors and forces that shape the outcome of conflict -- ordnance. Definition and development of weapons of offense and defense; pistols and revolvers, muskets and rifles, machine guns, grenades and mortars, field artillery, railway and coast artillery, anti-aircraft artillery, mechanized vehicles and ammunition -- a complete coverage of the weapons of modern warfare in so far as it is possible to give the citizen the information. In many instances, he gives an encouraging picture of the present state of production (particularly as regards rifles), and where he hints that production lags, he indicates that invention and the lessons of 1940-41 are making delay an essential to keeping step with the challenge, and that things are moving fast now.

Pub Date: Oct. 10th, 1941
Publisher: Norton