A member of the staff of the Directorate of History and Heritage of the Canadian Department of National Defence, Donald E. Graves is the author, co-author or editor of sixteen books on military and naval history subjects.
His fields of specialization are the Napoleonic period and the Second World War.
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The Jennings rifle, the Winchester 73 rifle, the Maxim machine gun, and the Luger pistol all use the same basic toggle mechanism to lock the breech, and work in the same way as a knee or elbow joint.
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