THE LIBERATOR PISTOL
______The German occupation lay heavy on the millions of people of Europe, so heavy in fact that several thousand of them decided to do something about it and either flee the continent in order to join with the Allies and fight for the liberation of their homeland or to remain and clandestinely do all that they could to thwart the Axis. The partisan movements became collectively known as the Resistance.
______The Allies were keen on ANY way of making life for Hitler a little more aggravating and so lended support when they could. Some problems resulted from the sheer magnitude of the material needs of the allied forces, such as small arms, tanks, aircraft, trucks, boats, etc. One cheap means of helping the partisans was the Liberator Pistol.
______The Liberator pistol was a very simple weapon. Small and made out of stamped steel, the pistol only cost $1.50 each, earning it the nickname "Woolworth 45". The weapons training for the liberator consisted of a set of picture instructions that were contained within it, as well as 10 rounds of ammunition.
______Thousands of these weapons were dropped by the Allies in Europe and Asia. Although unsuitable as a regular combat weapon it proved quite effective at the kind of low-level shadow fighting done by the resistance.
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