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Bren Gun
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Lance Corporal George Netherwood (left) and Private W.L. Soderberg (right) with Bren guns, Private Earl Israel (rear), October 1943, Italy.
Photo by Terry F. Rowe. Department of National Defence / National Archives of Canada, PA-141306.

"The Bren Gun is spoken of with affection by every British soldier who ever used one, and with good reason. Beyond any doubt it was . . . the finest light machine gun ever adopted in quantity by any army. It was reliable, robust, simple and accurate, and beyond that no one has a right to ask." (Ian V Hogg, The Encyclopedia of Infantry Weapons of World War II, 1977) The Bren was ubiquitous in British and Commonwealth armies, used in rifle sections and in Universal (Bren gun) carriers.

Bren gun
Calibre .303 inch (7.7 mm)
Length 115 cm
Weight 10 kg
Feed system 30-round magazine
Rate of fire 500 rounds per minute