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American Breechloading Mobile Artillery 1875-1953: An Illustrated Identification Guide

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American Breechloading Mobile Artillery 1875-1953: An Illustrated Identification Guide

Glen M. Williford with Thomas D. Batha

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An illustrated identification guide to all the types of mobile field artillery (wheeled) adopted for service by US military forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps) in the modern era. Covers the period from 1875 and the first breechloading, rifled guns through types adopted during the Korean War. Major types profiled are field and infantry artillery, mountain guns, siege artillery, anti-tank guns, and naval landing guns. Each type of gun is described in text, drawings, and photos. Included are the history of the type’s development, major features, production, combat usage, and comments about surviving examples. It will prove to be a valuable reference guide to military historians, students of artillery technology, and those caring for or collecting surviving examples. This book is the first comprehensive guide to American mobile artillery ever to be published.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 257 B/W photos | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350498 | Binding: hard cover

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Glen Williford was born in San Diego, California. As the son of a military father (US Air Force) he lived at many domestic and international bases and developed a fondness for military history. Glen graduated in 1970 from the University of California, Davis. After a successful career in the chemical industry, he took early retirement in order to pursue history full time. However, even before this transition, his interest in artillery led to his co-founding of the Coast Defense Study Group—today an organization of over 400 historians specializing in American coast artillery. Since retirement he has published or been contracted to write over ten works, mostly on artillery and fortification subjects. His most recent work was an in-depth exploration of American logistical efforts to reinforce its Pacific bases right before the Second World War. Glen also leads tours to Pacific battlefields. He resides with his wife Rosina near Indianapolis in Zionsville, Indiana.