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The featured weapon in this US Army World War 2 training film is the Browning M-1917 water-cooled .30 caliber “heavy” machine gun, perhaps selected with the idea that if the big Browning could be lugged forward in an offensive maneuver, anything could be. (There is a good reason why those machine gunners are big, strong fellows) The film covers all aspects of offensive machine gun tactics through live action and illustrations, including enfilade and defilade fire, moving and placing your weapon in relation to the line of advance and using a machine gun for indirect fire support. You’ll also get a look at how a heavy machine gun platoon was organized and the different ways the Browning could be set up for different missions.