Tales of the Gun

Tales of the Gun

Early Machine Guns, Advent of Rapid Firepower

DVD - 2002
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"[This program] is a ... chronicle of the development of these weapons, introducing innovators like Richard Gatling and Hiram Maxim and examining their inventions in detail. William Atwater, Director of the Army Ordnance Museum, shows off some of his collection's rare guns and details the technological advances that eventually transformed the machine gun from a dangerous curiosity to a devastating killing machine. See rare footage from World War I, when they proved their worth in some of the bloodiest battles in history. In one day alone during that terrible conflict, the machine gun was responsible for cutting down nearly 60,000 men!"--Publisher's catalog online.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : A & E Television Network : [distributed by] New Video, [2002], ©2002
Branch Call Number: 6.2344 Ta
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 50 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in


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