A Withering Fire [Raach]

A Withering Fire is the history of American machine gun battalions in World War I. It describes how these units evolved from a few small detachments armed with obsolete weapons to more than 200 battalions that supported all operations, and by their power saved countless American lives. It explains in detail the organization, training, equipment, and combat employment of machine gun units and in so doing adds to the understanding of how Americans actually fought.