The U.S. Army Loved the M1 Garand Rifle, But It Wasn't the Only Option
The National Interest -

Peter Suciu

Security, Americas

History could have been very different.

The M1 Garand was easily the best main battle rifle of the Second World War, and it was praised by the GIs who carried it, but also by General Dwight D. Eisenhower who had described it as the weapon that won the war. The highest praise came from Gen. George S. Patton, who called the M-1 Garand rifle "the greatest battle implement ever devised." 

As The National Interest previously reported, the M1 Garand was, "Simple,...

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