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Machine Guns

I’ve never held one
but I’ve seen them in the movies.
Maybe I’m just not
violent enough,
so I bought a loud typewriter
instead.

Rare machine gun event at the National Shooting Centre - Video blog

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Description: A very rare event where some historic machine guns are fired at the National Shooting Centre in Bisley. Video with thanks National Rifle Association.

Surrey Heath

Saturday, September 12, 1914 - El Paso Herald gives a full page to the role of dogs on Great War battlefields!

El Paso Herald (El Paso, Texas)

As a dog lover, I couldn’t pass up posting this article from the September 12th edition of the El Paso Herald 218 more words

Front Page News

This Week in History: Tanks first used in battle during World War I

Machine guns, heavy artillery, barbed wire, and poison gas all existed before World War I (1914-1918). Airplanes, too, already existed, as did observation balloons, submarines, hand grenades, and flame throwers. 533 more words

History

Hitler's Buzz Saw: The MG42

MG42 Photo Album

Firing at up to 1,500 rounds per minute, the German MG42 produced a sound unlike anything previously heard on the battlefield – a sound some likened to tearing cloth or a saw blade ripping through wood. 533 more words

World War II

That Arizona Uzi shooting by a 9-year-old girl is one of several hundred accidental shootings that will happen this year

By now you’ve probably heard about the nine-year-old girl who accidentally shot a gun instructor at a shooting range in Arizona. For those who haven’t, the girl lost control over the Uzi submachine gun she was handling after the instructor switched the gun from semi-automatic—which fires a single bullet at a time—to automatic, which sets off a cascade of bullets such as you might see in, say,  296 more words