ABOUT THE BOOK
This book outlines the development of the rifle and chronicles its use in the British Army over the past two hundred years. It takes the story of the British rifle from its earliest days in the American Revolutionary War, through its ‘coming of age’ in the Napoleonic War and, via the technological changes of the Victorian era, through to the present ‘individual weapon’, the SA80, used by British forces on service around the world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter Duckers is Curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum and has written many military books for Shire.
Other titles by this author:
British Campaign Medals 1815 - 1914
British Campaign Medals 1914 - 2005
British Gallantry Awards 1855 - 2000
The British Indian Army 1860 - 1914
British Orders and Decorations
The Victoria Cross