Maxim gun

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Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (1840—1916) engineer and inventor

World War I


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The first fully automatic water-cooled machine gun, designed in Britain in 1884 and used especially in the First World War. In a satiric verse by Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953), it is seen as typifying the military power of a developed nation.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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