The Armourer - July 2022

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Read the WWII story of the great air and sea battle that destroyed Japanese aircraft carrier superity in the Pacific and turned the tide of the war in the Far East.

On Sale: 01/06/2022

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  • Cover – The Battle of Midway. The small staging post in the middle of the Pacific was to become the focal point for the turning point in the war against the Japanese carrier fleet.
  • Wartime Industries - How the public on the Home Front kept the troops supplied with tanks, ships, planes and ammunition in WWII.
  • Air rifles of the 1920s and ‘30s - In the years between the two World Wars, the air rifle and pistol industry was booming. Here’s what was produced and what is collectable.
  • Warsaw Pact: East Germany - Our series on the accoutrements of the Cold War turns to the occupied half of Germany.
  • Manville Tear Gas Launcher – It was designed to combat civil disobedience in lawless America.
  • The Battle of Blenheim – The arms and fighting in the 18th century conflict that resulted in the building of Blenheim Palace.
  • Regimental badges – The badges and insignia of The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) are examined for those interested in collecting.
  • M’wele medal of 1895 – The River Nile became very important for Victorian Britain, so here was a medal for conquering the headwaters.
  • The mysterious knife of WWI – It’s the third example of the Welsh knife from the Regiment commanded by the eccentric 8th Baron Howard de Walden.
  • MBG: The Lewis Gun of WWI – The classic machinegun with the rotary ammunition holder is examined in detail.
  • Collecting Midway – Time to collect US Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy militaria related to the pivotal clash.
  • The Photo Inspector - The uniform and insignia of a Private of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry (Prince of Wales’s Own Royal Regiment).

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