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From the Submachine Gun to the Assault Rifle: Their History, Development and Use: A Resource Guide

Digital Resources

Digitized and born-digital materials detailing the design, history and use of the submachine gun and assault rifle are found here. Materials related to training, veterans' personal experiences, specific units, battles and related materials are included.

Digital Resources

The resources below are all available from the Library of Congress website and include primary sources materials from our digital collections, freely accessible external online sources, and first-person accounts from the Veterans History Project, research guides on related topics, and special presentations.

Click on Search the Veterans Collections and do a search for the words submachine gun, or assault rifle, or search for a specific weapon. You can limit the search using the available limits such as Conflict or Era, or Branch of Service.

The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.