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H4863 Machine gun, Bren light machine gun, sectioned, with dummy ammunition, metal, made before 1947, provided to the Museum by Ministry of Munitions, Australia. Click to enlarge.

Machine gun, Bren light machine gun

The concept for the Bren gun started in Czechoslovakia in the 1920s. One of the many hard-learned lessons military tacticians faced in the First World War was that manoeuvrability was a paramount concern. The machine guns used in First World War campaigns lacked any real rapid manoeuvrability. In the the years after the war, as European nations rebuilt their armies, the concept of a light machine gun was considered. Czechoslovakia considered several designs, opting for the ZBvz26 hand held machi...

Summary

Object No.

H4863

Object Statement

Machine gun, Bren light machine gun, sectioned, with dummy ammunition, metal, made before 1947, provided to the Museum by Ministry of Munitions, Australia

Physical Description

Machine gun, Bren light machine gun, sectioned, with dummy ammunition, metal, made before 1947, provided to the Museum by Ministry of Munitions, Australia

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Ministry of Munitions, 1947

Acquisition Date

15 May 1947

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Machine gun, Bren light machine gun 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 October 2019, <https://ma.as/241091>

Wikipedia

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