Fauquier County Public Library

Join us for a presentation on firearms of the World Wars

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October’s Sunday with the Library program will explore the firearms of World Wars I and II.

Matthew DiRisio is a native of Olean, NY, and a United States Army Logistics officer deployed in 2012 and 2014 to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. He is the author of “Lessons Learned: Battlefield Deception,” a compilation of vignettes from throughout history showcasing deception tactics in warfare. DiRisio has been studying military surplus firearms for nearly a decade and is an avid collector. Cover of The Great War DVD

This free program will be held at the John Barton Payne Bldg. in Warrenton, on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2-4 p.m. and is part of the Sunday with the Library series – monthly programs for adults and families sponsored by Fauquier County Public Library and Friends of the Fauquier Library.

To learn more about World Wars I and II and the history of military firearms, check out the following resources available at Fauquier County Public Library.
1914-1918: Voices & Images of the Great War by Lyn MacDonald
BBC History of World War II (DVD)
Firearms: An Illustrated History
The Great War: An Insignia Films Production for American Experience (DVD)
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry by Chuck Willis
An Illustrated Guide to Bombers of World Wars I and II by Francis Crosby
The Machinery of War: An Illustrated History of Weapons by Peter Young
SIGINT: The Secret History of Signals Intelligence in the World Wars by Peter Matthews
Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor
Weapons: An International Encyclopedia from 5000 B.C. to 2000 A.D.

For additional suggestions, stop by the reference desk at your local library.

Cheryl Crow
Fauquier County Public Library

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