James Holland debates the merits of British and German machine guns with National Army Museum curator Peter Johnston. Was the MG42 the best gun of World War Two? And did the Sten gun deserve such a mixed reputation?
The final task of assaulting the Arakan Peninsula as part of the Burma campaign was given to the British 3rd Commando Brigade. Their challenge was to cut off the Japanese supply and escape routes to Rangoon. Historian Lucy Betteridge-Dyson, whose