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Primary Resources
American Soldiers of 23rd Inf. Firing 37mm Machine Gun at German Positions, Argonne Forest, WWI Photographic Print at N.d. Photograph. - The World's Largest Poster and Print Store! Web. Winter 2012. <>.This is a photograph of an American machine gunner in combat in World war I. British Machine Gun. N.d. Photograph. Bain Collection. Library of Congress Home. Web. Winter 2012. <>.British machine gun is a photo of a 2 man gun crew in World War I, using a machine gun as an anti-aircraft weapon. Browning, John M. Automatic Machine-Gun. General Electric, assignee. Patent US1293021. 4 Feb. 1919. Print. This is the original patent for the Browning machine gun. "Franco-Prussian War." Map. Marxists. N.p., n.d. Web. <>.This is a map of the Franco-Prussian war which was the first war to use machine guns. Hiram Maxim. N.d. Photograph. Web. Winter 2012. <>.Hiram Maxim had this photo taken of him when he was in his mid-ages. Maxim, Hiram S. My Life,. London: Methuen &, 1915. Print. This is the autobiography by the inventor that I used to learn about the machine gun out of his point of view.


"Maxim Gun For Airships." New York Times [New York City] 19 Mar. 1912. New York Times. Web. 22 Apr. 2012. <>.This article was created because of the milestone of machine guns being put on planes. "SIR HIRAM MAXIM, GUN INVENTOR, DIES." New York Times [New York City] 25 Nov. 1916: n. pag. The New York Times. New York Times Company. Web. Winter 2012. <>.This article is on my website because it tells about the inventor of the machine gun.

Tommy Gun. N.d. Photograph. Official PSDS. Web. Winter 2012. <>.Photo of thomson machine gun.

"TRIAL OF THE GARDNER GUN." New York Times [New York City] 25 Apr. 1880: 5. New York Times. Web. 21 Apr. 2012. < 8FD85F448884F9>.The Gardner is another early machine gun. This is about its performance at a gun trial.

Vickers Machine Gun Diagram. N.d. Photograph. Vickers Machine Gun. Web. Winter 2012. <>. I used this diagram helped me understand how that machine gun worked.

Secondary Resources
Ellis, John. The Social History of the Machine Gun. New York: Pantheon, 1975. Print. This book taught me about the impact of the machine gun on everyday life.


First World N.p., n.d. Web. Winter 2012. <>.This is a good website with a lot of information about the World War I era machine guns, and it has primary sources. Freedman, Russell. "The Technology of Death and Destruction." The War to End All Wars: World War I. Boston [Mass.: Clarion, 2010. 53. Print. This chapter had a paragraph about the origins of the machine gun. "Hiram Maxim." Spartacus Educational. N.p., n.d. Web. Winter 2012. <>.This website had an article that told me about Hiram Maxim and his contribution to our world through his many inventions. HowStuffWorks. N.p., n.d. Web. Winter 2012. <>.This site navigated me to many different articles about machine guns. World Guns. N.p., n.d. Web. Winter 2012. <>.This website had photos and diagrams that I used to give readers a visual image of how a machine gun works and show them its interior design.