Recruits of the Singapore Volunteer Force training with a Lewis machine gun, Nov 1941

Caption   Recruits of the Singapore Volunteer Force training with a Lewis machine gun, Nov 1941 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   4700-50 FE 214
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 12 Jan 2008
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United Kingdom Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, copyright protection has expired for photographs created prior to 1 Jun 1957.



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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Oct 2011 07:22:54 AM

The Lewis was a World War I era light machine gun, and used different types of ammunition .303 British, .30-06 Springfield, and 7.92 Mauser. Named after Col. Isaac Lewis the weapon wasn't accepted by the US Army, Lewis went to Europe and it was manufactured by many different countries. The Lewis was magazine fed, held 47 or 97 rounds, air-cooled, gas operated. Served during WWI, WWII, Korea and into the 1970s. In the 1930s the Japanese adopted the weapon as standard 7.7mm weapon

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