The Crowood Press, Marlborough, 1st ed., 2000. 192 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 25 x 19cm. Nr.FINE. This book charts the infantry weapons used by Great Britain, France, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Greece, Japan and the United States. The author gives an overview of the equipment used prior to World War One and goes on to describe each major type. The massive mobilization of World War One created a hitherto undreamt-of demand for weapons and ammunition and the infrastructure to produce this had to be built up. War also boosts technical innovation and many new designs had to be proven or prepared for mass production. Detailed specifications accompany a wealth of illustrations.