National Affairs: Self-Loader

Perfecting the instruments by which men shall individually kill their fellow men is not a pretty science, but in every army some one must study it. In the U. S. his name is Brigadier-General John T. Thompson, retired. He directed all the U. S. arsenals during the War and, as chief of the small arms division of the Ordnance Department, he improved the Army's standard Enfield rifle and distributed it promptly among the A. E. F. After the War, General Thompson set himself the task of perfecting a one-man machine gun and a self-loading...