“In the dark days after Dunkirk, Britain required a compact weapon with substantial firepower. Quickly designed, the Sten proved cheap to make, easy to maintain and simple to master. Over four million were made, cobbled or copied. Concealable and deadly at close range, it didn’t even require oiling. In short, it proved an outstanding weapon for worldwide total war – and beyond.
Leroy Thompson’s The Sten Gun recaps the whole terrific tale in just 80 pages. After an informative introduction, contents course through development, deployment and impact of this legendary weapon. Sidebars and extended captions cover competitive designs and operators. Enormously informative illustrations by Alan Gilliland and Mark Stacey season this savory study. And dozens of photos with selective bibliography and index complete coverage.”
- David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (November 2012)