Sunday, July 20, 2008
Where in the War is the Gewehr
I was reading my copy of Brothers in Arms #2 last week when I noticed a panel that showed a German solider carrying a StG44 Sturmgewehr. (That over exposure to the history channel has finally paid off!) I was a little surprised to see this firearm depicted as part of the events of the Normandy Invasion, not that I know a lot about the history of firearms mind you, but it just seemed a little funny. I always believed the first assault rife was used mostly on the Eastern Front against the Russians and wasn’t a factor in the west until the Battle of the Bulge. So far, I've found nothing online to support its presence during D-Day, but it would be an interesting, little fact if it were true.