Every day during 2022, we shared a postcard related to the Machine Gun Corps to commemorate the centenary of the disbandment of the Corps. We also analysed many of these on our YouTube channel.
All of them were from the collection and archive of Graham Sacker, one of the VMGCRA’s members. He allowed us to digitise and share them, bringing many of them to a broad audience for the first time.
Building on that work, Toby Brayley and Rich Fisher have taken fifty of those and written descriptions and analyses of the uniforms, equipment, weapons and anything else they think noteworthy. Those analyses are presented alongside high-resolution prints and inset photos of the postcards to give a great record of the MGC during its existence. There are also some examples of pre-MGC machine gun sections and training, as well as the Guards Machine Gun Battalion and Regiment.
This A5 softbound paperback of 100 printed pages will be the first in a new Emma Gees Study Series where we take Vickers and other MG-related subjects and provide detailed analysis not available elsewhere. They will be of interest to historians, collectors, reenactors, model makers and many others who just like to look at great sources.