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The Bren Gun from Osprey Publications

The Bren Gun

Illustrator: Peter Dennis

This 80 page paperback book is number 28 in the Weapon series of book available from Osprey Publishing.

Adopted in 1938 and remaining in British service until 1991, the popular and reliable Bren was an iconic light machine gun, and arguably the most recognizable Commonwealth weapon of World War ll. Gas-operated and magazine-fed, it was based on a Czech design and was issued in large numbers during and after World War ll, as a section-level automatic weapon. Offering remarkable accuracy for an LMG, the Bren had an effective range of 600 yards, but could reach out to over 1,500 yards. It was generally fired from the prone position using a bipod, but could be fired from the hip when necessary. If kept clean, the Bren gave a reliable service in the harshest of environments, from the deserts of Libya to the Korean mountains in winter. As well as widespread infantry use, the Bren was widely supplied to resistance movements in Occupied Europe.

Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork and based on meticulous research, this is an engaging story of the iconic light machine gun that equipped British and Commonwealth forces throughout World War II and in a host of postwar conflicts, right up to the Falklands and beyond.

The contents of this book are:

  • Introduction
  • Development
  • Use
  • Impact
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Weapon 28, The Bren Gun is a short reference work on this important weapon of World War II. It traces its lineage from World War I, through its development, and to its use as a main weapon during World War II. With the pictures, artwork, and cut-away artwork we have a detailed reference work for the weaponologist, gamer, and modeler.

This book is available from Osprey Publications.

This book is available in three formats and they are;

Paperback Book


ePub eBook


PDF eBook


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