The introduction of the machine gun in the late twentieth century revolutionized the conduct of war- gone were the days of leisurely tactics and "civilized" warfare. Though the traditional officer class were at first slow to grasp its potential, it wasn't long before the powerful new weapon made its mark. John Ellis' classic study shows how influential the machine gun was in the American Civil War, in creating the European Colonies in Africa and, above all, in the First World War. Beyond this, he shows the equally revolutionary social and moral impact of a weapon could kill so many, so fast.
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Book Description Ebury Press, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. A tan to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006720665
Book Description Cresset Library, 1987. Book Condition: Good. New Ed. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91017497
Book Description Cresset, 1987., 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. Later ed. 186p. Photos. Wraps. Fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # op-758
Book Description Cresset Library, London, 1987 (first published 1979), 1987. 21.5 x 13.5cms, 186pp Very Good paperback & cover Ellis analyses the machine gun's influence in the American civil war, the colonisation of Africa and the fortunes of the WWII combatants. Bookseller Inventory # 123369
Book Description Cresset Library, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020091731453