The Browning Automatic Rifle, by Tom Laemlein. The BAR has been described as too heavy to be an automatic rifle and too light to be a true light machine gun. But these comments come from those who don’t know the combat effectiveness of this fine weapon. Developed in time to see limited action in WWI, the BAR served American forces until the late 1950s. The images in this long-awaited photo study support the GI’s love for the BAR. Offering more than 200 images, many never before seen, this book shows the BAR in combat everywhere it served from WWI through WWII and into the Korean War. 172 Pages, Soft Bound. More than 200 images. New Condition.