By 1917, the year this War Office manual was issued, the machine gun had become king of the western front – its lethal rule bloodily proved on July 1st 1916. Based on the Vickers and Maxim guns – but also making reference of the US-made Lewis gun, the booklet covers the organisation of Machine Gun companies; the training and drill; fire direction; and the use of machine guns in actual battle conditions. It is illustrated by photographs showing correct and incorrect firing positions.
Issued by The General Staff
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2009 N&M Press reprint (original pub 1917). SB. 80pp. & 26 plates.