America's Rifle: The M1 Garand (DVD)

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America's Rifle

This feature length documentary covers in-depth the history of the M1 rifle that served the US armed forces from 1936 to 1957 and beyond. It was the standard issue infantry rifle of WWII and it was a masterwork of genius and simplicity. Called 'the M1' by fighting men, both friend and foe also referred to it by its inventor's name... The Garand. The M1 was one of the most mass produced rifles in American history with over 5.5 million made. It weighed 9.5 lbs.

The film combines rare archival footage with first person accounts by combat veterans, and features state-of-the-art animation as well as expert interviews to give a comprehensive perspective on one of history's most successful infantry weapons.


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Bonus Materials

  • Expanded interview with Medal of Honor recipient Hector Caffarata
  • Assembly and disassembly of the M1
  • An historical 'show and tell' of the M1 bullet
  • An inert rifle grenade demonstration
  • M1 Garand Range Time


Cast & Crew

Producer: Peter Hankoff

Producer: Allen Plone

Additional Details

Label: Soundview Media Partners

Genre: Documentary

Language: English

Run Time: 140 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 07/12/16

UPC: 854756005211

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