LES MITRAILLEUSES FRANCAISES (FRENCH MACHINEGUNS) by Jean Huon and Alain Barrelier
The well-noted French author for military weapons (a regular contributor to the US magazine "Small Arms Review") just wrote in co-operation with Alain Barrelier (whose grandfather, a General in Ordnance, was the man in charge in charge for French Weapons Procurements during WW I and some years later), a quite an interesting book on French automatic weapons, dealing in accurate details with the development of machineguns (Hotchkiss of diverse calibres, 6,5 to 25 mm, and others).
Profusely illustrated, most of the pictures unpublished before (many in colors), accessories like belts, links, armorer’s tools, tripods, are also covered, the book making a general review not only of French models, but also foreign variations or specific types.
295 pages A4 size, in French (but quite easy to translate) it should figure in any compre-hensive gun buff library.
It can be ordered from Editions Crépin-Leblond, 14 rue du Patronage laïque, F-52902 Chaumont CEDEX, France,. Priced 29,90 €(plus mail)- Please ask for details to crepin-leblond.fr