A REVOLUTION IN ARMS: A HISTORY OF THE FIRST REPEATING RIFLES

BILBY (J.)

N021

£18.99

280pp., 77 illus., P.B. 2015.

Unfolds the story of how two New England inventors, Benjamin Henry and Christopher Spencer, each combined generations of cartridge and rifle technology to develop reliable repeating rifles. In a stroke, the Henry rifle and Spencer rifle and carbine changed warfare forever, accelerating the abandonment of the formal battle line tactics of previous generations.