Lewis gun


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Lewis gun

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a light air-cooled drum-fed gas-operated machine gun used chiefly in World War I
[C20: named after I. N. Lewis (1858–1931), US soldier]
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He took charge of the company, encouraged the men and then, noticing a counter thrust, set up a Lewis Gun and killed about 50 advancing Germans.
He practiced with the Lewis gun, even if that wasn't his formal job.
Aged 27, the Royal Marine Artillery sergeant was second in command of pom-poms and AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS IN WORLD WAR ONE Lewis gun on HMS Vindictive as it prepared for battle off Zeebrugge, Belgium.
He bayoneted 15 of the enemy and with a Lewis gun covered the reorganization and consolidation most effectively although isolated and under fire from snipers and guns.
Pinned down by enemy fire, Lance-Corporal McBeath volunteered to attack the guns alone, armed with Lewis gun and revolver.
Germans fell to his front mounted Lewis gun but the single lethal shot claimed a few more.
His courage and resource when in charge of an advanced Lewis gun post under trying circumstances were magnificent.
The British adopted the American-designed Lewis Gun and issued them by the thousands in World War I.
Above, Llandudno Home Guard exercise with a mounted Lewis gun outside St George's Hotel, Llandudno; left, Rhyl Home Guard in boxing training; below, first parade of Llandudno Home Guard in 1940 - with no uniform and sticks in place of guns
Its large size is a consequence of the cartridges remaining in-line, rather than the helical stacking found in the Lewis gun drum.
In 1932, the Japanese obtained the manufacturing rights, as well as the required tooling, from BSA, and designated both the aircraft and ground models of the Lewis gun as the Type 92.
When he saw a second machinegun firing, he took a Lewis gun and found a high point on the parapet from where he could engage the gun.