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Weapons of World War I, WWI, or "The Great War" (1914- 1918)

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Rifles: U. S. Rifle, Caliber .30, 1917 Model and The French Lebel. Click on image to see a larger version of it.

Rifles: U. S. Rifle, Caliber .30, 1917 Model and The French Lebel.

Source: The Chicago Daily News War Book for American Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Copyrighted 1918 by The Chicago Daily News Company. Chicago, IL; page 45- 50.

 

Rifles: German Mauser and British Lee-Enfield, Short Rifle. Click on image to see a larger version of it.

Rifles: German Mauser and British Lee-Enfield, Short Rifle.

Source: The Chicago Daily News War Book for American Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Copyrighted 1918 by The Chicago Daily News Company. Chicago, IL; page 45- 50.

 


 

The French "75" Field Gun. Click on image to see a larger version of it.

The French "75" Field Gun

Source: The Chicago Daily News War Book for American Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Copyrighted 1918 by The Chicago Daily News Company. Chicago, IL; page 45- 50.

 

The French "75" Field Gun. Click on image to see a larger version of it.

Source: The Chicago Daily News War Book for American Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Copyrighted 1918 by The Chicago Daily News Company. Chicago, IL; page 45- 50.

 


 

The New Browning Machine Gun and Rifle. This new machine gun with the accompanying machine-gun rifle has been adopted for use of the American army. it is believed to surpass other weapons of its kind. Click on image to see a larger version of it.

THE NEW BROWNING MACHINE GUN AND RIFLE

This new machine gun with the accompanying machine-gun rifle has been adopted for use of the American army. it is believed to surpass other weapons of its kind.

Source: Collier's New Photographic History of the World's War, Copyrighted 1919 by P. F. Collier and Son Publisher, New York, NY; page 115.

 


Above -- American Negro Machine Gunners in the Marne Sector in France. Below -- In the trenches; a French Officer explaining operation of the hand grenades to Senegalese and American Negro soldiers. Click on image to see a larger version of it.

Above -- American Negro Machine Gunners in the Marne Sector in France. 
Below -- In the trenches; a French Officer explaining operation of the hand grenades to Senegalese and American Negro soldiers.

Source: Scott's Official History of the American Negro in the World War by Emmett J. Scott, A.M., LL.D. (Special Assistant to the Secretary of War) Copyrighted 1919 by Emmett J. Scott; page 16 - 17 (photo plates between these two pages).

 


The gun-grenades. The "tromblons" or gun-grenades are another toy for our soldiers. They are receiving instructions for use from a French soldier. Click on image to see a larger version of it.

The gun-grenades. The "tromblons" or gun-grenades are another toy for our soldiers. They are receiving instructions for use from a French soldier.

Source: ??? I will eventually find out which book this photo can from and update this listing.

 


SOURCES

The Chicago Daily News War Book for American Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Copyrighted 1918 by The Chicago Daily News Company. Chicago, IL; page 45- 50.

Collier's New Photographic History of the World's War, Copyrighted 1919 by P. F. Collier and Son Publisher, New York, NY; page 115.

Scott's Official History of the American Negro in the World War by Emmett J. Scott, A.M., LL.D. (Special Assistant to the Secretary of War) Copyrighted 1919 by Emmett J. Scott; page 16 - 17 (photo plates between these two pages).


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