M1 Garand

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Not many guns gain popularity in an entire country, but the M1 Garand cetainly did. It is often referred to as the "United States Rifle", and was produced for over twenty years after its introduction in 1936. It was deployed in the Second World War and in the Korean War, and was seen as a great success - over six million were manufactured. It relied on clips of eight bullets, which was occasionally criticised in comparison to a magazine. However, inventor John Garand pointed out that a clip mechanism meant the integral magazine could never be lost by clumsy soldiers, and the system could not be blocked by dirt. Eighty years since its original conception, this gun is still incredibly well sought-after, mostly by gun collectors and competitors in various marksmanship challenges. It was created in the Springfield armoury specificially for use with the .30-06 cartridge. Take a look at the 30-06 bullet by following the link!!
M1 Garand

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30-06 Springfield

Here's the daddy - the largest "standard" cartridge we do, so if you've got a lot to say or just want the coolest bullet on the list, say hello. Introduced in 1906 for use by the US Army, the massive 30-06 set a standard that meant it was in constant use up until the end of the 1960s - although it's popularity in sporting and hunting circles means that it's still a very popular cartridge today. The punch it packs means that it is seen as being at the upper limit...

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Vietnam

The Vietnam War started because the country was split between communism in the north and capitalism in the south. The Viet Cong rebels who wanted to free the south started a powerful revolution during the Cold War. America continued to support the south, and when a war against the North began in November 1955, they offered assistance. However, the American public were worried by the escalating crisis and angered by the casualties. Nearly 550,000 troops were in the area when President Nixon decided to withdraw. Eventually, the North Vietnamese Army...

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World Wars

The First World War caused devastation across Europe, and over 70 million soldiers were involved in the fighting. It's near-impossible to summarise such an event, and there was no single cause of this war. Unsatisfactory peace settlements from World War I were probably the greatest influence on the start of the Second World War. The Wall Street Crash was also a major factor, as it caused severe unemployment in Germany. In 1939, Hitler invaded Poland, expecting Britain and France to let him get away with it as they had before....

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