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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey (20 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782000828
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782000822
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 0.5 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is a must for anyone interested in military history as well as toy soldier and model figure enthusiasts who want to know the story behind this ubiquitous weapon replicated in their miniature armies. --Toy Soldier & Model Figure

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Neil Grant studied archaeology at Reading University, and now works for English Heritage. His interests include firearms, medieval edged weapons and classical and medieval horsemanship. This is his first book for Osprey. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike Cooper on 7 Aug 2013
Format: Paperback
The Osprey "Weapon" series gives concise guides to important weapons with a strong focus on illustrations.
However, as Neil Grant shows, these can be more than picture books for the enthusiast. Here, he gives a straightforward, yet incisive overview of a classic light machine gun. Reading it, I'm struck by how aware of the gun in the round the author is, showing it in its technological, tactical and organisational context, and noting its flaws and great strengths.
In addition to good accounts of the development of the gun and its career in WW2 and afterwards (Dunkirk to the Gulf War) the book gives an insight into its impact on British tactics, and first hand accounts of what it was like to handle in combat. There are variants in here that I hadn't heard of, and illustrations of guns I'd never seen such as the Taden and X11
Osprey pride themselves on their illustrations, and in some instances authors in this series haven't used either their photographs or the colour plates included well. There has been a tendency for "Here's a guy with a X" rather than photograph that tells the reader something useful. This isn't so here: All the photographs are well chosen to show the gun in use in various ways, or to highlight variants and accessories - of about 60, only two were not new to me. The colour plates in Weapons books have been a very mixed bag. Some have been genuinely useful, but many have said little about the weapon and have seemed sketchily thought through. This is not so here. The standard of detail and tactical accuracy is high, but more importantlt slecetion and composition show the Bren in well thought out contexts that enhance the text rather that just giving eye candy.
It's often been said that the Bren was a "good gun", and this is a good book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MTG on 31 Aug 2013
Format: Paperback
I've enjoyed each of the books in the Osprey Weapon series but must confess that I've found the development section in some of the titles a little dry.

I'm very happy to say that this was not a case in the Bren title. Gripping throughout and I only wish that Neil Grant had had more space available during the use section. I enjoyed the analysis and the great range of anecdotes in equal measure and it was very interesting to discover the history of the Bren past the Korean War which was new to me. Three excellent colour plates and a great range of photos completes an excellent overview of the history of the Bren Gun.

Very much looking forward to Neil Grant's next title which I believe is on the Lewis Gun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Myk on 9 Aug 2013
Format: Paperback
An excellent description of one of the iconic small-arms of the twentieth century. This book covers the origin, development and service usage of the Bren light machinegun in good detail, without becoming long winded or repetitive. Excellent use of photographs.
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This publication is of a high standard, and well worthy of inclusion in most Small Arms buffs libraries.
I bought it, having been a user of both the .303 & 7.62 British versions, and already having a "Collector Grade" account of the history of the gun, apart from carrying, and using it for more hours than I care to remember!
Well put together, and a useful work of reference to those interested in this immortal weapon, it's history, and most of it's variants, I strongly recommend it!
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