Sword, Musket and Machine Gun: Britain’s Armed History
Ep#3 Rapid Fire (BBC4)
Sword, Musket & Machine Gun: Britain’s Armed History
track: Feeling Nostalgic
composer: Fabrice Ravel-Chapuis
© KOSINUS ARTS / UNIVERSAL MUSIC UK
In the concluding episode, Dr Sam Willis charts the evolution of weaponry in Britain from 1800 to the First World War, looking at the drive to develop ever more precise weapons, from artillery shells to rifles to the Maxim machine gun.