German Machine Guns of the Second World War, by Hans Seidler, subtitled 'Images of War - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives'
Published by Pen and Sword in 2011, 144 pages. Softback (N5802)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: German Machine Guns of the Second World War is a highly illustrated record of the German war machine between 1939 and 1945. Many of the photographs, all from the authors collection, come originally from the albums of individuals who took part in the war.
Arranged by theatre chronologically, the book analyses the development of the machine gun and describes how the Germans carefully utilised weapons such as the MG34 and the much vaunted MG42 into both offensive and defensive roles. Supported by a host of other machine guns like the MP28, MP38/40 and the lethal Sturmgerher 44, it depicts how these formidable machine guns fought against an ever increasing enemy threat.
Using over 250 rare and unpublished photographs together with detailed captions and accompanying text, this book provides a unique insight into German weaponry from early Blitzkrieg campaigns to the final demise of the Nazi empire.