For anyone interested in the development of warfare, this seems like a period of massive invention and the almost industrialisation of war not seem again until the First World War.
The book should be of interest to anyone studying military history and use it not as a definitive guide but more as a gateway book to more research.
Medieval Sword School
This is a nicely balanced work looking at the various weapons used by Elite Forces around the world. Following a brief introduction and a recap on weapons in WWII, the author then embarks on the whys and wherefores of Elite Forces having weapons such as those covered in the book. Weapons used by these specialist units engaged in counter-terrorist operations are not developed for their sole and exclusive use. The weapons are standard types, which just happen to be used by these Elite units. They are trained to an exceptionally high degree of proficiency beyond that of the ordinary soldier. The contents are well laid out and all weapon types covered from pistols to sniper rifles and shotguns. A summary of accessories is useful. All in all, a very interesting read.
Gun Mart, December 2016 - reviewed by John Norris