Weapons of WWI in the National WWI Museum

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Weapons of WWI in the National WWI Museum

Post by Peter_Suciu » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:30 pm

My article on some of the weapons in the collection of the National World War I Museum in Kansas City:
https://www.tactical-life.com/firearms/ ... mall-arms/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:41 pm

Great article Peter!

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Post by aicusv » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:50 pm

Nicely done. Years ago I interviewed an vet who had been a Lewis gunner (with the Cameronians) during the war. He told me that when he first reported for training he saw two soldiers pulling a little cart with a Lewis gun on it. He figured that having that cart would make life a little easier for him so he volunteered as a gunner. He never saw one of those carts again.
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Post by MG1918 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:33 pm

Excellent article and what appears to be an excellent museum.
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Post by joerookery » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:09 am

He never saw one of those carts again.
Standard! :lol:

It is a nice museum. I was in Kansas City last weekend for the playoff football game with my sons. Game did not go so well but there is a lot of really excellent barbecue places all around Kansas City as an added bonus to the museum. They also have a very nice Negro baseball league Museum.
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Post by TGewehr » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:09 pm

My wife and I went to this Museum last year. Was really impressed, even my wife! Most remarkable was the inclusion of an Australian uniform/kit display (I didn't even see that in the Imperial War Museum).

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