Introduction/ Development /Use /Impact /Conclusion /Bibliography /Index
Joining a growing list of top-selling Osprey titles covering submachine guns, this lively study of the origins, combat use, and influence of the "Grease Gun" features specially commissioned artwork and first-hand battle accounts and examines how the deadly M3 provided US forces with close-range automatic firepower during World War II and for many decades afterwards.
Leroy Thompson has trained and advised military and police special-operations units around the world, focusing especially on the tactical use of firearms. He has previously had more than 45 books published, and appeared as a weapons expert on documentaries for Discovery, National Geographic and the BBC. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. Born in Malaya in 1949, Alan Gilliland studied photography/film and architecture, and has worked as a photojournalist and cartoonist. He also spent 18 years as the graphics editor of The Daily Telegraph, winning 19 awards, including numerous UK Press Awards. He now writes, illustrates and publishes fiction as well as illustrating for a variety of publishers. Born in Malaya in 1949, Alan Gilliland studied photography/film and architecture, and has worked as a photojournalist and cartoonist. He also spent 18 years as the graphics editor of The Daily Telegraph, winning 19 awards in that time, including numerous UK Press Awards. He now writes, illustrates and publishes fiction (www.ravensquill.com), as well as illustrating for a variety of publishers (including Osprey, the Penguin Group, Brown Reference Group, Ivy Group and Aurum), architects and developers, such as John McAslan (Olympic Energy Centre) and Kit Martin (Prince Charles' Phoenix Trust advisor on historic buildings). www.alangilliland.com
"All of this is accompanied by a well chosen selection of period photos as well as some great art work by Adam Hook. In all, it is a fine addition to the series and a read that I'm sure you will enjoy." - Modeling Madness"I would have no hesitation to add other Osprey Publishing titles to my personal library nor would I hesitate to recommend this book to others as it will be a welcome addition to one's personal military reference library." - Armorama.com"It is highly recommended to anyone interested in learning about this unique weapon." - IPMS/USA"This book combines great reference as well as entertaining in action and usage stories and is highly recommended." - AMPS