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My New Book: Small Arms of World War Two – United States

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Small Arms of WWII: United States of America is the first in Headstamp Publishing’s newest book series covering the myriad of weapons developed and fielded around the globe by the various participants in the Second World War.

This book series blends fresh historical commentary and beautiful photography to give readers a new understanding and perspective of small arms development before, during, and after the war. Author Ian McCollum (of Forgotten Weapons) and photographer James Rupley (of Vickers Guide) have teamed up to create a book series that is simultaneously engaging, entertaining, educational, and artistically gorgeous.

The Second World War was a fascinating and dynamic time in the history of firearms – a period that began with revolvers and bolt-action weapons, and ended with the first generations of modern select-fire combat rifles. We detail these developments in Small Arms of WWII, discussing not just what the weapons were, but why they were developed and how they performed in the field. If you want to get a better understanding of how these weapons changed warfare and were in turn themselves changed by warfare, this is the book series for you!

Small Arms of WWII: USA covers the following categories of firearms utilized by the various branches of the U.S. military during the Second World War:

– Handguns
– Submachine Guns
– Rifles
– Machine Guns
– Shotguns
– Miscellaneous items

Small Arms of WWII: USA presents this highly curated collection of firearms in never-before-seen detail on larger than life, wide format, full color prints in a premium hardback form.

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