Seeley Service, 1st ed., 1960. 259 pp., cold., frontis., + 24 photo-plates + 48 figures in the text. Red cloth ; 25 x 15cm. V.G.+. This is the story of the weapons used by the British soldier throughout the ages, the many developments in personal arms during the course of history, and the reasons which influenced their design. It starts at the Battle of Hastings in which the seeds of the British army were sown and it ends with the short magazine Lee-Enfield rifle which served the British Army through half a century and two world wars. Many fine examples of the craftsmanship shown in the manufacture of these weapons are illustrated in this volume which tells the fascinating story of how they came into use.