CONQUEST OF EMPIRE, DEFENCE OF THE REALM: THE BRITISH SOLDIER’S RIFLE 1800-2014
408pp., 395 colour illus. 2014.
A hugely illustrated story of the rifle in British service from the Baker to the L85A2 SA80 assault rifle. It is the story of such men as George Lovell, Jacob Snider, Alexander Henry, James Paris Lee & Joseph Speedand of the iconic weapons & systems they developed, Baker’s flintlock, the Pattern 1851, the Pattern 1853 Enfield, Martini Henrys and Lee Enfields & finally the SLRs.