Carbine, Self-Loading, .30 In M1
M1 . 30 in self-loading carbine, 1942 (c); General Motors Incorporated, Inland Division. Developed as a carbine for issue to second-line troops and officers, the M1 rapidly gained popularity due to its light weight (5. 5 pounds) and 15 round magazine. Over five million were produced during World War Two and many British soldiers carried them on jungle patrols. The low-velocity bullet and short range of the carbine were no disadvantage in the close-quarter fighting in Burma. Date: circa 1942
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Breaking up of the ice, Arctic, c.1849
Engraving of an imaginary scene showing a British Arctic expedition in the Arctic, c.1849. The engraving shows a group of men standing on the rapidly breaking up ice pack, with their ship in the background. This image was created in order to give the readers of the 'Illustrated London News' an idea of the conditions that the Franklin and Ross expeditions of the 1840's might encounter in the Arctic.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Wyoming Massacre 1778
THE MASSACRE OF WYOMING A force of American settlers rashly marches to attack a mixed force of British and Seneca, is rapidly defeated and the survivors massacred.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/GROSVENOR PRINTS
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