Did you know that the French Army issued more than 80,000 semiautomatic rifles during WWI? They had been experimenting with a great many semiauto designs before the war, and in 1916 finalized a design for […]
In 1923, the French military held a light machine gun trial to choose a weapon to replace the CSRG Chauchat. The trials involved weapons evaluations both by an expert committee and by 9 regiments testing […]
So, the auction of the late Richard Wray’s machine gun collection (see previous post) was yesterday, with the non-NFA guns being auctioned today. The final prices are interesting to look at, with some wallet-wrenchingly high […]
A ‘posed’ picture…The gendarmes are somewhat amused; the US Lt is a REMF; the British (?) soldier is not even slightly concerned; everyone is too clean for combat conditions…Strictly for entertainment value…
If I was a German sniper (or even a soldat) that Lt would stand out in my sights like a searchlight…
Well, the Eltee in the back is right to point his 45 at the Frog, even though the latter seems to be handling the Sten for the first time in his life, and blissfully oblivious to the sad fact that his Sten would not fire with these manicured fingers in the way of the bolt handle… But anyway, he makes a nice and stylish shield to crouch behind.
Dude looks like he’s right outta central casting….Both have their fingers wrapped around the triggers – in the fashion of the day…they’re both SUPREMELY confidant (well…mebbe the LT looks a bit skeered – he’s an LT afterall – and as you said, an REMF) – the Bosche are on the run, The Americans are in the city, and it’s time for REVENGE!!! Look!! Ze Camera!! We pose for ze camera!!! The French are great poseurs!!!