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Universal Carrier 1936–48: The ‘Bren Gun Carrier’ Story (New Vanguard #110)

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The Universal Carrier was a fast, lightly armed vehicle developed by the British Army to carry infantry across ground defended by small-arms fire, specifically the Bren light machine gun, hence the name 'Bren Gun Carrier'. This name would stick with the Universal Carrier and all of its future variants. This book details the Carrier, which was employed in a number of roles ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 12th 2005 by Osprey Publishing
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Other reviews (i.e. at amazon.com) have suggested that Mr. Fletcher's wry sense of humour is a welcome and appreciated touch; I couldn't disagree more. His caustic tone actually obscures meaning, and it seems that sentence construction and turns of phrase are more important than communicating clearly and concisely. As someone who attempted to use the book as a reference tool, I found it very frustrating to have to wade through the author's personal opinions and have to try and sort out fiction f ...more
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